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Kachumber salad recipe – kachumber or kuchumber salad is a good side dish that goes well with almost any Indian dishes. Basically kachumber is onion-tomato-cucumber salad tossed with Indian spices and herbs.

I always mention about kachumber in most of the Indian recipes I post, but never had a separate post on this Indian salad.

kachumber salad

Whenever I make Veg biryani or dal tadka or any paneer or veg based curry to go with rice or rotis, I always make kachumber or some other salad. This way I include some raw veggies in our meals.

kachumber salad recipe

In old time, when most families were staying in joint family then it was the norm to have a complete meal which includes rice, chapati, vegetable sabzi, Dal, salad, Curd, Pickle And Chutney. the best part about such meal was that they used to give us all the nutrition needed for our body. But now most of us stay in nuclear families and we don’t have time to make such elaborate meals everyday.

In the current time, its important that we eat raw veggies and make it a part of our diet and that’s where salads become such an important part of our meals. You can easily include cucumber, carrot, tomato, onion, lettuce, radish, bell peppers, blanched beans, boiled corn, boiled peas, Moong sprouts and alfalfa sprouts in your salads.

In this kachumber, adding green chili is optional. Only add if you are used to eating raw green chilies 🙂 however you can spice this salad with some red chili powder if not adding chilies.

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Kachumber salad recipe below:

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kachumber salad

4.78 from 9 votes
Indian salad packed with punch and flavors.
kachumber salad recipe, kuchumber salad recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):1 small bowl
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 to 3 small sized cucumber, chopped
  • 4 to 5 mint leaves, chopped
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, chopped (cilantro leaves)
  • ½ or 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • a few lemon pieces for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder - optional
  • 1 green chili or ¼ teaspoon red chili powder - optional
  • black salt or rock salt or regular salt as required

Instructions

  • After cutting the vegetables take all of them in a bowl.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients
  • Toss the salad well so that the ingredients are mixed evenly.
  • Check the seasoning and add more salt or lemon juice, if required
  • Serve the kachumber salad immediately.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
kachumber salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 2507mg109%
Potassium 1559mg45%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 2750IU55%
Vitamin C 70.5mg85%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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7 comments/reviews

  1. I am going to try this for potluck in our office 🙂

  2. Made it yesterday, also added chat masala.. It was delicious yummyy

    • thanks heena

  3. This is my favorite type of salad. I can eat an entire bowl of it and I like to sprinkle some roasted peanuts to make it a meal!

  4. Hi Dassana
    Discovered your site recently. You have a wonderful collection of recipes..

    Cheers
    Shruti

  5. Refreshing and colorful salad!

  6. i add a bowl of curd to this 🙂 so that i can drink along with veggies 🙂 wonderful photos !