Kachumbar Salad

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)

The favourite classic salad of the Indian subcontinent.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 2 Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber
  • 1 medium ripe tomato
  • 1 medium red onion
  • ΒΌ 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.


You can add kachumbar salad to yogurt, along with some black salt to make kachumbar raita. Its also a great way to use any leftover kachumbar salad.
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