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    Question The name for parts of a meal...

    Hi,
    In most Middle East countries it's quite customary to have the main course (lunch or dinner) with some side dishes such as olive, vegetables, pickled vegetables, yoghurt etc. Is there any name that can be used to refer to such items?

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    We call them sides, too.

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    Many thanks for the answer dear. Are there any such sides in English culture?

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    Some common side dishes include:

    Asparagus
    Baked beans
    Baked potatoes
    Broccoli
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower
    Coleslaw
    Dinner rolls or other breads
    French fries (chips)
    Green beans
    Greens
    Mushrooms
    Pastas
    Potato salad
    Salad (often a "side" salad)
    Soups
    (Wikipedia)

    Rover

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Many thanks for the answer dear. Are there any such sides in English culture?
    In the US, with such a diverse population, we have a huge variety of side dishes available. Sometimes it depends upon the type of restaurant (a steak house will usually offer different sides than an Italian restaurant) or the ethnicity or culture of the people preparing the meal (in the American South, for example, many of the typical side dishes are "comfort" foods - fried okra, macaroni and cheese, greens, cornbread, etc. Not very healthy but delicious and makes one remember grandma's home cooking.)

    At home in and family-style restaurants, typical side dishes usually include some type of potato (mashed, baked or fried), a vegetable (broccoli, green beans, corn, peas, and carrots are all common, either singularly or sometimes a few mixed together), and some type of bread - a dinner roll or biscuit, etc.

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    (Wikipedia)

    Rover
    What about raita, daal, naan, chapati, chutney? Though chapati and daal are more staples than side dishes.

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post

    What about raita, daal, naan, chapati, chutney? Though chapati and daal are more staples than side dishes.
    The OP just asked for sides in English culture.

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    Re: The name for parts of a meal...

    I think bhaisahab probably answered for modern British culture: Chicken tikka masala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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