16 Jul


Kachumber is a simple, delicious Indian chopped salad that takes just minutes to make. It provides a welcome freshness to any Indian meal, and works particularly well with kebabs and grilled meat.

Kachumber is so straightforward to make that a recipe isn’t really necessary. But for the record, here’s the way I make it.

(serves 4)

  • 2 small seedless cucumbers, diced
  • 20 baby plum tomatoes, diced (should be about the same amount as the cucumber)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • a pinch of chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • juice of a lime
  • 1 Tb sunflower oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. In a serving bowl, mix together the cucumber, tomato, red onion and coriander.
  2. Whisk together the cumin, chilli flakes, lime juice and oil and toss with the vegetables.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

One Response to “Kachumber”

  1. Margo July 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    Refreshing sounding indeed and a suitable accompaniment to the spicy Indian main dishes. Similar for he classic Lebanese chopped salad that Ottolenghi uses.

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