My favourite salads around Bombay

by Khushboo on June 6, 2016

Hope you guys had a great weekend!  I turned 28 which was pretty fabulous.  After 25, many people tend to fret about turning older but I personally embrace it.  The way I see it is that I have so much more to look forward to in life and  am armed with so much more wisdom and experience as the years go by. Before I dive further into a tangent, let’s move onto the crux of this post: Salads!

K Weigh Cake

With Mumbai’s temperatures soaring through the roof (quite literally), the heat seems to be an excuse for everything:

“I’m so tired”–> it’s the heat

“I can’t be bothered to work” –> it’s the heat

“I’m in such a bad mood”–> it’s the heat

“My workout was crap”–> it’s the heat

“There’s so much traffic”--> it’s the heat

While I’m definitely feeling the heat this year, I’m also very grateful that my home is well-equipped in terms of air conditioning & my fridge is abundantly stocked up with cooling foods.  As I mentioned last week, I am currently on a ‘Salad-a-day‘ kick. Unsurprisingly the idea of crisp, refreshing veggies sounds like heaven and it helps that salads are so versatile.  Between the kinds of veggies, cooking method (if any), style of chopping, protein & complex carb sources, toppings, dressings & condiments, the options are endless!  Along with getting my daily fix at home, fortunately there are now plenty of vibrant salad options around Bombay.  Thank the lord that restaurants in Bombay have caught on and extended their salad menu beyond limp lettuce, unpalatable cabbage & pungent onions tossed in a creamy dressing.  On that note, here are some of my favourite salads around Bombay:

Basilic Salad (Lettuce, grilled chicken, feta, fresh and sun dried tomatoes, French beans, fresh basil with French vinaigrette) – Suzette, Nariman Point

Basilic Salad - Suzette

Detox Salad (Mixed sprouts, red cabbage, kale, carrot, red spinach, pomegranate seeds, chia seeds with green tea & ginger dressing)Le Pain Quotidien, Colaba 

LPQ Detox Salad

The Sobo Salad (Grains & greens, chickpeas, avocado, feta, pumpkin seeds, mustard vinaigretteThe Table, Colaba

The Table Sobo Salad

Kale Caesar Salad (Kale with Iranian Dates, Toasted Pistachios, Lemon-Parmesan Dressing, Garlic Croutons)The Table, Colaba

 Kale Salad

KGC’S Chef Salad (Mixed lettuce, broccoli, grated carrots, crushed almonds, tomato, potato, sprouts, a slice of wholegrain toast, served with fried goat cheese or feta) Kala Ghoda Café,  Kala Ghoda

 KGC Chef Salad

Zoodles Pad Thai (Zoodles with a Thai style peanut dressing, roasted peanuts, pickled red peppers, micro greens)– The Pantry, Fort 

The Pantry Zoodle Pad Thai

If you’re not in Bombay, here are a few salad recipes to try out at home:

Puy Lentil Salad

Warm Kale & Feta Salad (1)

Lazy Burrito Bowl


Happy munching!

What are your 3 favourite salad toppings? Chicken breast, hummus & grilled veggies.

Where’s your favourite salad place? In Bombay, it’s a toss-up between Suzette & The Table!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Lea June 6, 2016 at 6:03 pm

Oh this looks like a great list! I really want to go have some of those salads soon, especially the one from Suzettes looks delicious, though I think I’d need a crepe on the side too 😉


Khushboo June 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Haha salad + crepe = balanced meal 😉


Ayushi June 7, 2016 at 4:06 am

Great post K – you make an Indian summer sound so breeeezy! I love that I’ve had at least half of the salads pictured with you, can’t wait for our next catch up at the Table 🙂 xx


Khushboo June 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Woman come back soon- Bombay feels meh without you!!!


Chelsea A June 7, 2016 at 5:23 am

Dang so many great salads! That first one with sun dried tomatoes looks especially amazing! My favourite toppings are avocado, sweet potato, and feta.


Khushboo June 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm

All three of which are my go-to foods these past few days…can’t get enough!!


Jen @ Chase the Red Grape June 9, 2016 at 1:46 pm

That kale Caesar salad… OMG! Now that’s my kinda salad – hello dates!
My 3 favourite salad toppings are salmon, feta and beets, such a good combo!


Khushboo June 9, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Feta truly makes everything betta ;)!


Parita June 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Next time I go to India, I’m definitely doing my food research beforehand. I don’t think I’ve seen salads like this in Gujarat, but I’m sure they’re there!

My top three toppings are – avocado, walnuts, and feta or goat cheese.


Khushboo June 13, 2016 at 10:23 am

Next time you go to Gujarat, you better put Bombay on the itinerary too ;)!


Salma June 12, 2016 at 10:30 am

Happy belated birthday! The salads look and sound delicious!


Khushboo June 13, 2016 at 10:23 am

Thanks so much Salma!!


masala girl June 17, 2016 at 1:22 am

those salads look awesome! i rarely eat raw veg in india (delhi). when i visited last we stayed in a hotel for a change, and it was an amazing 5star that my dad got a deal at- soo much fresh, raw food! to counter the traditional foods still, of course 🙂 😉


Khushboo June 18, 2016 at 7:23 pm

Come to Bombay next time- I’ll take you for a good salad :)!


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