The only “Indian” salad dressing I can think of growing up with, was a splash of lemon or lime juice with salt and pepper. I think this might be in part due to vegetables both fresh and cooked occupying a central portion of Indian cuisine, salads and at least back then, they got less attention. Though this salad dressing is no where near being traditional, it’s based on using some delicious ingredients and flavors used commonly to add flavor in Indian cooking and you will love it for it’s combination of hot, sweet and tart flavors. Tamarind, honey, chili and coriander really give this dressing a unique edge that makes this perfect for any salad. I’ve also thrown in some lightly fried and crisped up paneer cubes for protein. I love using paneer in many things other than the usual curries as it can hold it’s texture rather well and is of course, delicious!
All you need is a good food processor to make this creamy dressing and chop up some of the veggies in this salad. To grab the recipe and learn how to make this salad dressing and this salad head over to the KitchenAid Blog!
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