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Kachumber - An Indian salsa from Parsi cuisine

Kachumber is a quintessentially Parsi salad or salsa that is served along with a main dish like dhansak and rice. A super refreshing condiment that goes well with any Indian meal
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Course condiments
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 serving


  • 1/2 cup Cucumber , peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup onions Finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes Deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 - 2 green chilli Fresh
  • handful Coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsps Cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder


  • In a large bowl, add all the vegetables.
  • Finely mince the green chilli and add to the vegetables.
  • Finely chop coriander leaves, and add to the bowl along with vinegar, salt and pepper. Using a spoon, toss well until everything is well combined.
  • Cover and keep aside for a minimum of 2 hours, or for longer in the refrigerator.
  • Serve along with a Dhansak and Rice, or as a condiment to accompany any Indian meal.


The addition of vinegar and allowing the flavours to develop over a couple of hours is what differentiates it from other regular Indian kachumber salads that are just mixed and served immediately. It is not very different from a Pico De Gallo in Mexican cuisine that uses lemon juice instead.
Veg Dhansak / Vegetarian Parsi Dhansak