Kachumber | Chuchumber

Kachumber | Chuchumber

Kachumber is a Hindi word for chopped into small pieces. It can mean any Indian salad made with a few salad vegetables that have been finely sliced or chopped and served with a wedge of lemon. Here we have the most commonly made kachumber – tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and herbs. The dressing is always lemon or lime juice and black pepper, although vinegar can be added in the Parsi version.

I have other Kachumber recipes here, but this one is simple. Quick and simple. I thought that I would include it because often that is what we want and need. It is as delicious as ever. I hope you enjoy it.

I’ve made Kachumbers using the chopping blade of a food processor, by grating some of the ingredients and by chopping by hand. Use which ever method suits you on the day.

You might like to read What is a Kachumber? And our Collection of Kachumber Salads.

Similar recipes include Apple and Grape Kachumber, Daikon and Carrot Kachumber, Chickpea (Channa) Chaat and Channa Chaat on Kovalam Beach.

You might like to try other Indian Salads and Indian Snacks. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Other Late Summer recipes can be found here.

Kachumber | Chuchumber

Kachumber | Chuchumber

3 ripe juicy tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1 red onion, very finely chopped
finely chopped green chilli, to taste
1/2 – 1 Tblspn freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
1/4 – 1/2 tspn black pepper, freshly ground
2 Tblspn mint and/or green coriander, finely chopped
sea salt (to taste)

Combine everything and toss well. Taste and adjust lemon/lime, pepper and salt. Allow it to sit for a few minutes. Mix and serve.

recipe notes and alternatives
This also makes an excellent lunch wrap. Just get a large pita  bread, fill it with cooked warm chickpeas or some hummus, add chilled kachumber, roll and eat. Yum!

Many variations of this salad exist.

The chopped cucumber makes a cooling salad, but kachumber can be made with simply tomatoes and oni0ns

The salad can be sprinkled with roasted cumin powder, garam masala or chaat masala.

Allow the salad to sit for an hour before serving to integrate the flavours.



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