A simple, yet the most classic salad of the Indian subcontinent.
Kachumbar or kachoomar Salad derives its name from the word kachoomar, meaning mixture. It’s usually a rustic kind of salad, with a rough mix of mainly three main ingredients: Cucumber, Tomato and Onion. The addition of herbs like coriander or mint is optional. The salad goes well with most desi dishes, but specially along rice dishes. To make a more refined version, dice the veggies small and even.
Kachumbar salad (Kachoomar Salad)
- 2 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
- 1 medium ripe tomato
- 1 medium red onion
- ¼ cup fresh coriander
- juice of half lime
- salt and pepper
- Dice the veggies into fine pieces.
- Add the lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix gently with hands to combine. Serve immediately.