We try to keep up our Salad consumption all year. It is easy to forget about salads in cold weather, moving instead to soups and broths, roasted and baked dishes and hot snacks. But salads bring a freshness into the diet, lifting the day with its flavours, and complimenting the hotter dishes. We will eat them as a snack or a course before the main meal. In Summer, naturally they are cooling and refreshing.
This one is special – an Indian salad of carrot, capsicum and cashews and can be made any time of the year. It is dressed with yoghurt and tempered black mustard seeds.
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Kachumber, or cachumber, is the Indian version of a chopped tomato and cucumber salad. It usually consists of freshly chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and onions with a pepper and lemon or lime dressing. It often includes fresh chilli peppers, or chilli powder can be added to the dressing. The dressing is unique to this salad, as it does not contain any oil and gives a peppery tang to the salad.
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There is nothing better than balmy weather, and pineapples are in the markets! So we bring a slightly tropical feel to the table today with a special salad of cucumbers and pineapple.
Similar recipes include Carrot and Cashew Kachumber, Madhura Pachadi with Tamarind, Apple and Yoghurt Salad with Grapes, Kachumber, and Chickpeas and Ginger Kachumber. You might like to see our Collection of Kachumber Salads.
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Pomelos are around for a while if you know where to look for them. As the season progresses they get bigger and bigger! As I write, they are so huge one considers bringing a ute to bring them home in. (I exaggerate of course 🙂 🙂 ).
This lovely salad combines Pomelo (or use Ruby Grapefruit) with Kohlrabi and Red Radish, and then bathes them in a spicy tamarind dressing before dusting with crushed peanuts. Who needs a better excuse to grab a Pomelo or two?
Are you after other Pomelo recipes? Try Pomelo Chaat, Three Citrus Salad with Ginger, Chilli and Crunchy Almond Salsa.
Or other Radish dishes? Try Carrot and Cashew Kachumber, Kohlrabi and Cucumber Salad, Cucumber and Red Radish Salad, and Radish Salad with Coconut Milk.
Browse all of our Pomelo recipes and all of our radish recipes. Our Kohlrabi dishes are here. Or explore our many many Salads. Our collection of Early Winter dishes are here.
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This salad is the type of dish that is usually an accompaniment to a meal, and can be served that way or eaten as dessert. It is easy to make and I often make it for “bring a plate” events. It is wonderful garnished with pomegranate seeds and pistachio slivers. If you don’t have pomegranate seeds, soft dried cranberries or barberries are also very good, or drizzle with a little pomegranate molasses. Add a little sugar if you are serving it for dessert.
You might like to read What is a Kachumber? And also the Collection of Kachumber Salads.
Similar dishes include Cucumber and Pineapple Kachumber, Apple and Celery Salad with Miso-Seed Dressing, Kachumber, and Chickpeas and Ginger Kachumber.
Browse all of our Indian Salads, our Apple Salads and Grape Salads. All of our Indian recipes are here, and our Indian Essentials are here. Or explore our Early Winter recipes.
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Kachumbers are the freshest of salads, crispy and crunchy, in the Indian cuisine. They dispel the myth that Indian does not use fresh, raw vegetables or include salads. Kachumbers are very easy to make, although some can take a little chopping. With a good food processor, the shredding or chopping is made even easier and quicker.
This salad is daikon radish, carrot and coconut – a fresh and lively taste for late Autumn and into Winter in our part of the world. However, daikon and carrots are available year round, so the vivid salad can grace your Summer table too. Yamuna Devi, in her book Lord Krishna’s Kitchen, has a number of these type of salads in the Little Salads chapter.
You might like to read What is a Kachumber?
Similar recipes include Kachumber, Carrot and Cashew Kachumber, Apple and Grape Kachumber, Carrot Sambol, Daikon and Onion Quick Pickle, and Chickpeas and Ginger Kachumber.
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Such a simple salad, yet such a huge explosion of flavour.
Oh how the amazing spicy sweet tangy sour tastes of Indian food bring happiness as their flavours burst in the mouth. Ashoka brand mixed pickles had me almost giggling last week as I almost ate them by the spoonful at the local Indian cafe.
I have been chatting about Chat Masala this week with friends — it is a spice mix that embodies spicy sweet tangy and sour. It is sprinkled on raw (and sometimes cooked) fruit and vegetables — and chickpeas — for that burst of amazing flavour. Try it on grilled sweet corn!
This salad captures all of that. Such a simple salad, yet such a huge explosion of flavour.
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. Also Watermelon Salad, Borlotti Bean Chaat, Spicy Vegetable Sticks and Chickpeas and Young Ginger Salad.
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A delightful salad with an Indian flavour profile
I have been loving raw beetroot salad recently. Take a young beetroot and a carrot. Grate both. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. You can add some ginger if you want. It is wonderful, healthy and very “eliminating” too, if you know what I mean.
And then I came across an Indian version of this salad. Mustard seed, curry leaf, urad dal, cumin seed.
Are you looking for more Beetroot recipes? Try Sweet Beetroot Halwa, Beetroot Fry, Roasted Beetroot Salad with Sweetcorn, and Baked Beetroot.
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A seasonal salad to make when young ginger is available.
Oh new ginger! So soft and sweet, without the strong ginger bite of its older sister. In this salad use only young ginger, without any fibres – it is gentle enough for this dish whereas the older ginger, brown in colour and more fibrous, will overwhelm the dish and be tough to eat. This is a recipe from Yamuna Devi’s Lord Krishna’s Kitchen.
You might also like to try a Simple Chickpea Salad, Apple and Grape Kachumber, Daikon and Carrot Kachumber, Creamy Pearl Hummus Salad, or Chickpea, Almond and Sesame Spread.
Try other recipes with Chaat Masala: Chickpea (Channa) Chaat, Kachumber Salad and Channa Chaat on Kovalam Beach. Also Watermelon Salad, Borlotti Bean Chaat, and Spicy Vegetable Sticks.
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