Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Color Mania #6: Orange Salad

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Salads are the most healthy food that can supplement any meal or snack or hunger bites etc ;)

I used to love having fresh salads at 4pm when my stomach grumbles for snacks. Oh no, thought I don't have a so called zero figure, I do want to maintain what I am.

Salads are healthy, yummy and interesting always. There are loads of ways you can make a salad. I love them salty, spicy and sweet as well. :)

Here are two versions of making a perfectly orange looking salad. :) Enjoy the orange of life ;)

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color mania

Color Mania #6: Orange

Did you know?
  • The color is named after the orange fruit, introduced to English via the Spanish word naranja which came from the Sanskrit word नारङ्ग (nāraṅga).
  • Before it was introduced to the English -speaking world, the color was referred to (in old English) as geoluhread, which means yellow-red.
  • Orange is Netherlands' national color, dating back to the Dutch War of Independence and the rebel Prince of Orange.
  • In Ireland, the use of orange dates from the reign of William of Orange, the Protestant English king and a Dutch stadholder.
  • In China and Japan, orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.
  • In the United States Army, orange is the color of the United States Army Signal Corps.
  • The nickname of the Dutch National Soccer (Football) team is Oranje, the Dutch word for "orange."
  • In the sport of baseball many foul poles are orange.
  • Orange can also be associated with colleges. Among notable colleges with orange as a colour include the University of Texas(colors burnt orange and white), Syracuse University (whose mascot is the Orange), and the University of Tennessee(whose colors are orange and white).
I love the saffron on our flag :) Its a truly fascinating color :)

Orange Salad


Carrots- 2 large
Orange - 1
Papaya - 1 small
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Garlic - 1 pod
White pepper - for taste
Mixed herbs - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Lemon extract - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - a pinch
Salt - for taste

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Cut the carrots into ribbons using a peeler down the length of the carrot. Do the same with the papaya too. Peel the oranges and remove the thin skin. Mix all the three together.

Take two tsp of olive oil in a pan and add one pod of crushes garlic to it. Fry for just two mins and remove the garlic from the oil.

Now add the oil to the salad and toss it. Add herbs, salt, sugar, lemon extract and white pepper to it and toss again. Let this marinate for around 15 mins and then serve. :)

The perfect orange salad is ready to eat :) Enjoy eating :)

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Orange Sweet Salad


Carrot - 1
Papaya - 1
Oranges - 2
Honey - 3 tsp
Condensed milk - 3 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp (optional)

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Cut the carrots into ribbons using a peeler down the length of the carrot. Do the same with the papaya too. Slice the oranges horizontally and very gently remove the outer skin alone. Mix all the three together.

Drizzle some honey and condensed milk on top of it. Add some granular sugar if you have a sweeeeeet tooth ;)

Enjoy eating a veggi cum fruity delight :)

This kind of presentation would be a great attraction when you serve for a party ;)

Enjoy making :)

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Written by: Nithya
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Anu Nandu said...

Love the post Nithya! Awesome pictures as usual! I love the not-so straight stack of plates - neat look!

Sudeshna said...

The salads look so vibrant, loved your pics. What cam do you use?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Nithya

Loved the orange salad. Truly colorful and yummy looking preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Unknown said...

Nithya, mind-blowing pictures and I love how you explain the color and give some facts about it. Simply great !!!

Unknown said...

Love the orange color...nice pictures and recipe.

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

hmm nithi all ur recent post looks so colorful and makes me hungry...will go tru all once I'm free

PranisKitchen said...

nice color selection.good to know more about the orange color..the papaya orange salad looks realy good..nice color and very nicely presented

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Umm delicious! Lovely colorful citrusy salad. Just what I need right now.

divya said...

Love the orange color...nice pictures and recipe.

GayathriRaj said...

Hey thats a gr8 thought and the pics was fabulous....how do u get such innovative thoughts and what the secret for the wnderful pics...really very nice and happy to come acrooss ur blog....too good yaar...

Priya Suresh said...

Awesome and vibrant salad, looks fantastic..

Menaga Sathia said...

சூப்பர்ர்ர்...படங்கள் மிக அழகு!!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely salad! yummy!

Unknown said...

Brilliant pics..Hats off to the photographer :)

Nitha said...

Lovely salad.. Love the colour too...

Prema said...

Asual Awesome pictures and yummy recipe...Love the colour.

Madhuri Krishna Bhat said...

Lovely pictures!

Raks said...

Love the way u hav stacked up the dishes,lovely :)


படங்கள் அனைத்து அருமை...சூப்பர்ப்...

Anuradha said...

Oh wow! What a different recipe.. I have not heard of these simple and mouth watering recipes earlier. Simply classic! And... What a colorful imagination! Cheers lady!

Indian Khana said...

Love the salad n the pics....looks beautiful and vibrant...

Kanchan said...

Lovely lovely lovely !!!
Beautiful presentation .... n thanks for sharing this wonderful information on orange :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

Lovely salad with wonderful clicks dear :-)

Sowmya said...

very informative,cute clicks,simple n healthy recipe...btw you take all the plates n gimme the top 1 ;)

Nammaruchi.blogspt.com said...

Nitya, lovely salad and mesmerising clicks!

Life is beautiful !!! said...

Beautiful cicks and very innovative. Loved the info about orange. You rock !!!

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Lovely post Nithya and wonderful clicks.

Pari Vasisht said...

Love the saffron and you have made it look so beautiful.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Hey Nithya,
I can't take my eyes from those lovely clicks dear...Fantastic try.

Parita said...

Delicious and lovely looking salad dear :)
Awesome presentation! Where did u find that table mat in the first pic?

Sarah Naveen said...

Wonderful pics Dear!!!!!! Amazing amazing i should say
orange salad looks delicious....

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Beautiful orange color salads.. I always love the combination of orange, carrot and papaya they taste wonderful as a smoothie too...Nice post for orange color nithi.

PS said...

Nithya, i am always look forward to your color mania. A peek into your pics is truly refreshing.. as usual beautiful pics..

Unknown said...

Luved the last click...looks super! Orange post is also gud...gud to read abt all color facts...

Suja Manoj said...

Awesome clicks..vibrant color,lovely.

veggie belly said...

so pretty, i love the stack of bowls!

Anonymous said...

Wowwwww I have fallen in love with your blog! Amazing pictures

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Beautiful pictures da:)

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Love all the pics.so beautiful presentation.

Peggy said...

This salad sounds simple and refreshing! Love all of the orange facts too =)

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