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By Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

Published 2019

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Kachumber is the closest thing we Indians have to a salad. It’s a messy to-do of tomato, cucumber, onion and coriander. The salt helps the vegetables to release all their delicious flavours into the mix, while the lime juice lifts the whole affair.


  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 large tomato (about 100 g)


  1. Slice the red onion into fine strips. Place in a small bowl and cover with cold water.
  2. Halve the tomato, remove and discard the seeds, then slice the flesh into thin strips and place in a large bowl.
  3. Slice the cucumber in half lengthways and carefully scoop out the seeds, using a teaspoon. Slice the cucumber into thin crescents and add to the tomato.<