Kachumber – Indian Onion-Tomato-Cucumber Salad

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Kachumber or Cachumber is a fresh and healthy salad of onions, tomatoes, and cucumber that is part of Indian Cuisine. Serve alongside a delicious curry or dal with fryums, papad, and rotis or rice!


Kachumber is a fresh and cooling Indian salad made of chopped onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. It is very easy to make and takes almost no time at all. Most Indian homes have a side of cachumber salad with every meal, be it lunch or dinner. It is quite similar to the Mediterranean salad or the Kachumbari salad made in several African countries.

This salad recipe does not require a heavy dressing, just add a bit of salt, lime or lemon juice, chili powder, and sprinkle with fresh coriander. Our kachumber salad recipe is also gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan and is quite healthy!

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Kachumber Salad?

All you need for kachumber salad is onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. You can also add salt, lime juice, chili powder, and coriander leaves for dressing. Optionally you can also add green chilies or even pomegranates, radish, or corn to make it more interesting.

How To Make Kachumber?

This is a really simple salad to make. All you have to do is chop some onions, tomatoes, and cucumber and mix it all together in a bowl. Season with lime or lemon juice, salt, chili powder, and fresh coriander.

Take 2 onions, 2 tomatoes, 1 cucumber on a chopping baord.
Onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers
Cut cucumber, tomatoes and onions.
Wash and get ready to chop
Dice onion, tomatoes and cucumber in pieces.
Dice into cubes
Serve cachumber with lime, salt and chilli powder.
Serve cachumber with lime, salt and chilli powder
Add little masala to the cachumber and serve with lime slice, salt and chilli powder.
Cachumber is ready

Cooking Tips & Tricks

  • To spice up the salad you can also add some finely chopped fresh green chillies or chili powder.
  • Adding corn and pommegranates make it more flavourful and colourful.
  • You could also add finely chopped radish for a more tangy taste.
  • Depending on the country you live in, we’ll advice you to make sure you wash the cucumber and tomatoes before using them.
  • You don’t eat the salad on it’s own. This Indian kachumbar salad is always eaten as a side, usually just served as 2 to 3 tablespoons.

FAQ’s About Kachumber

What is Kachumber?

‘Kachumber’ or ‘cachumber’ is a fresh Indian salad made of chopped onions, tomatoes, and cucumber. Cachumber basically means ‘finely chopped’ in Hindi.

can Kachumber Salad be stored?

Kachumber Salad can be stored in the refrigerator for a day or so. Do not keep it for too long as the onions will start to smell and the entire fridge will smell of onions. Make sure the cachumber salad is in an airtight container.

Is Kachumber salad Healthy?

Kachumber salad is made of fresh veggies which are very healthy. It is also vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.

What Other Indian Salads Can I Try?

Other Indian salads that you can try are this raw mango salad, Indian pickled onions, or my dad’s special guava salad.

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Add little masala to the cachumber and serve with lime slice, salt and chilli powder.

Kachumber – Indian Onion, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

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Kachumber or Cachumber is a fresh and healthy Indian salad of onions, tomatoes, and cucumber that goes goes well with all meals. It's especially perfect with curry or dal with fryums, papad, and rotis or rice!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 43 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Cucumber
  • .125 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice or Lemon juice
  • .25 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 5 Coriander Fresh sprigs

Instructions
 

  • Wash the tomatoes and cucumber and clean the onion.
  • Chop the onions, tomatoes and cucumber into small cubes.
  • Mix in a bowl and dress with salt, lime juice, chilli powder and fresh coriander to taste.

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Notes

  • To spice up the salad you can also add some finely chopped fresh green chilies.
  • Adding corn and pomegranate make it more flavourful and colourful.
  • You could also add finely chopped radish for a more tangy taste.

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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 345mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 774IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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