kachumber salad

Kachumber salad is a fruity Indian salsa that is crunchy, colourful, fresh, and suitable for vegans. It is the perfect balance of sweetness and salt, and goes perfect with seafood, meat, curry, cheeses, and would even go great in a sandwich. Kids love this salad because it looks nice and tastes nice. The longer it is left in its juices to combine the better it will become. Feel free to make this the night before a barbecue and try it in a burger, your guests will be asking you for the recipe. 

The juice that mixes together in the bottom tastes like a perfect salad dressing and occasionally you get a hit of fennel which adds a sweet liquorice taste. As someone who isn’t fond of raw tomato, it tastes surprisingly good. Don’t be put off by the green pepper, it adds a wonderful flavour and everything comes together to provide something that compliments each other. This salad is very healthy. 


  • Large onion brown or red(1)
  • Green chilli (2)
  • Green pepper (1/2)
  • Tomatoes (2)
  • Fresh mango (1/2)
  • Fresh coriander (1tbsp)
  • Vinegar (1 tbsp)
  • Olive oil (1 tbsp)
  • Fennel seeds (1 tsp)
  • Salt


In a small bowl combine vinegar (i like to use white wine vinegar) olive oil, salt and fennel seeds mix well and leave to stand whilst you make the salad. To make the salad begin by chopping the coriander, onion, chilli, pepper, tomatoes and mango nice and small into chunks, the smaller the better. 

Once the salad is made drizzle over the salad dressing and mix very well, you will have the perfect salad ready in minutes or even better leave it a few hours to soak in the dressing, serve at a bbq, with fish or some rice and curry.

Kachumber salad: Frequently asked questions

Where did kachumber salad originate?

Even though salads are not part of traditional Indian cuisine, the kachumber salad is very much Indian.

Is kachumber salad healthy?

Kachumber salad is very healthy, it is full of lovely fresh whole food ingredients that will give you plenty of health benefits. This salad is very nutritious. 

What does kachumber mean?

Kachumber is a Hindi word that means a mixture of vegetables whereas the similar word kachumbari is an Indian tomato and onion summer salad. 


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