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
- 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.