Last updated on June 18th, 2019
Kachumber recipe- Indian vegetable salad with cucumber,tomato and onion essentially. This is the basic salad recipe served mostly in any restaurant alongside any spicy meal. Kachumber goes well with all Indian spicy dishes. It is best served with pulao, paratha, jeera rice along with some spicy veg curry or paneer curry. I make kachumber when I make dal fry or dal tadka especially.
Cucumber,onion and tomatoes are used to make kachumber basically. The whole salad is tossed with some light lemon juice as dressing .I love this salad so much that I can have this alone as a meal. When ever I make this I prepare a large quantity,we love this in our home.
Kachumber is one of the best ways to include raw vegetables in our diet. Kachumber has always been a part of balanced Indian meal since ages. Rice or roti, dal, curry, raita, pickle, sabzi, chutney and salad make up a complete Indian meal. This complete Indian provides all the nutrition and energy that we need on a day to day basis. Though we do not make such elaborate meals these days regularly we can make such easy raw salad and consume it.
This kachumber recipe can made in many ways. You can add sprouted moong, boiled chickpeas or green peas. You can even add roasted croutons or cooked quiona to make a one pot meal. Shredded radish, beets, steamed broccoli can also be added.
In this kachumber recipe you can add pepper powder instead green chilies for toddlers and kids.
Kachumber recipe card below:
Kachumber recipe | Indian vegetable salad | how to make kachumber
- 2 salad cucumbers peeled and chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 1 Onion chopped
- 1 green chili chopped (optional)
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well
- Allow the flavors to mingle for 15-20 minutes before serving