Salads are a big part of Indian cuisine. And did you know there are so many different types that are eaten too? The difference between and Indian salad and the ones we are used to with lettuce, is that our salads are eaten WITH our meals. As a matter of fact, you could call our Indian salads a “side salad.”
“Kachumber” is the word for used for an Indian side salad. The ones that are usually found on Indian tables are a mixture of onions, tomatoes, lemon and cumin. Sometimes fresh chilis are added in too.
Since the weather is getting hotter, I decided to make my own spin of Indian Kachumber. I have added some fresh cucumbers, mint and watermelon into the mix, and it is so refreshing! As a matter of fact, this is one kachumber that could be eaten alone anytime! It’s a really flavorful, but extremely simple recipe you can put together anytime!
Check out my recipe:
WATERMELON KACHUMBER (Indian side salad)
- 2 cups of diced watermelon
- ½ cup diced onions
- 1 cup diced cucumber
- 2 Tbsp. finely chopped mint
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp. freshly ground cumin
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. sugar
- In a large salad bowl, add all ingredients and gently mix, avoiding any breakage to the watermelon.
- Cool in refrigerator for 30 min. to 1 hour to give salad a chance to soak in the spices and liquids.
- Serve with main dish as an accompaniment or alone as an appetizer.
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