If you ask me the food I crave, without thinking for a single second, I would happily say Salad. And this Indian carrot salad is what I make most of the time. It's delectable to pair with any food.
This vegan and vegetarian recipe. Made with unprocessed natural ingredients, a guilt-free compliment tastes excellent as well. It's the most straightforward salad ever! It's easy to put it together, and delicious to eat.
The Indian tag in the title is for its zing taste, definitely not for its ingredients. The ingredients in Indian carrot salad are universal and commonly available in every kitchen in Western countries. The Indian-style carrot salad is the best comfort for all salad lovers.
This Indian-inspired carrot salad does not refrain from simply using them for salad; instead, use them as a savory topping, blend with the creamy dips to discover your favorite, or use them just as a dip; it's excellent in this way as well. It's versatile and easy to customize and serve with chips or nachos.
I relish the salad in every meal, regardless of season or weather. Salads are bundles of tastes with layers. Every vegetable is unique and that is reflected only in the salad. When you love vegetables, you will love salads too. If not, start to feel the crunchy texture and the taste in every bite. They will transform into die-hard fans of vegetables.
Fresh vegetables are the base of good living, and start incorporating more into your meal as possible. Are your children fussy about veggies? try hinting at the vegetable's unique quality and teaching them how to enjoy every bite.
Indian carrot salad
For the salad dressing, I always prefer the most simple lemon dressing. The simplest can do darn things than your expectation. The best find is the lemon juice, combined with the salt and mild curry powder in this curried carrot salad.
The grated carrot salad recipe is one of my weak points that I cannot resist myself away from it. I make more than the required quantity, as it vanishes before hitting the dining table.
Furthermore, it is a delectable grated carrot salad recipe with a lingering taste. The lemon juice mellows down the carrot, making it easy to chew.
Although carrot Indian salad is a standard side dish recipe in our home, I never thought of sharing it online as I assumed everyone already knew it, until a reader recently asked for it.
That email opened up my mind and gave me clarity of sharing. Special thanks to that unknown reader for giving me an opportunity to share the food we like the most.
I can guess what you are asking me: the labor involved in grating the carrots. The grating carrot for a single service or two is OK with mandoline. But when planning to serve more than two is a bit tedious, that should never be denied.
The food processor's grating blade is a boon to the modern busy world. It works like a charm; within a few minutes, a whole batch of Indian carrot salad is ready. Enjoy this curry carrot salad for a party or family without worrying about the preparation work involved.
How to make Indian carrot salad
This is simple: you need not follow strict rules. Gives total freedom for enhancing and improving.
Carrot. Any verity is compatible with this recipe. Grated carrots have more potential to absorb the fellow ingredients. But alternative chop finely, if grating seems complicated.
Lemon juice. It gives a refreshing taste and is added for its acidic value. However, the best alternatives are lime juice, vinegar, and apple cedar vinegar.
Salt. To compensate for the acidity of the lemon juice, the salt quantity will be slightly higher than usual. The lower the lemon juice, lesser the salt is needed. So adjust these accordingly to suit your preference.
Curry powder. Added solely for the mild Indian flavor, but this is optional. Skip if your pantry does not have the stock.
Green chili peppers. Choose any variety that normally you use. The thin-skinned chili peppers are the best, but surprisingly, others do not act distinctly. Feel free to choose your favorite, but slice as thinly as possible to get incorporated. Deseed them for less heat Indian carrot salad.
The recipe directions
Grate the carrots using a mandolin or food processor.
Combine grated carrot, lemon juice, green chili pepper, curry powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Carrot salad vegan recipe FAQ
Can I make it in advance? Yes, grate the carrots a day and store them in air-sealed containers. Blend with other ingredients before serving.
How to store the leftovers? Leftovers are good to within a couple of days when refrigerator. But the carrots slightly lose their texture and become soft when stored for a longer time.
What to serve with? Serving along with rice is the authentic Indian way of serving. However, This Indian carrot salad is good to serve with any grilled or pan-seared meat.
Best topping for the taco, or light vegan dip for chips, nachos. Furthermore, this skinny salad happily replaces creamy coleslaw wherever it can.
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Printable recipe card
Indian Carrot Salad recipe
- 2 cups carrot grated
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon green chili pepper minced
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- In a mixing bowl, add grated carrot, lemon juice, salt, minced green chili pepper, and curry powder.
- Gently combine all the ingredients together.
- Serve as a condiment.