Kachumber // South Asian Style Salad
Kachumber is a salad found in Pakistani and Indian cuisine. It comprises tomatoes, onion, cucumber, cilantro/coriander leaves, green chili and lemon juice; very similar to the salads found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. The word Kachumber means ‘chopped up’ which perfectly describes the salad which is chopped into small pieces.
Kachumber is so simple yet so delicious and the flavors work with any dish. It’s similar to a pico de gallo too and so I love having this salad with BBQ, burgers, hotdogs, tacos etc. Feel free to chop up the ingredients in a food processor if you don’t want to get fiddly with a knife.
You can experiment with different ingredients (I’ve seen some recipes with radishes, carrots, mango and pomegranate) and seasonings (cumin, chaat masala, lime, chili powder etc.) depending on your preference. And if you add some yoghurt, boom, it becomes raita!