Kachumber is a spicy Indian salad that you pair with Akni or Biryani. It is made with fresh chopped cucumber, tomatoes, onion, and carrots. Kachumber is actually very similar to Mexican salsa now that I think about it! I bet it would even taste amazing with tortilla chips. It is pretty simple to make too. You just need to chop up the veggies and hot pepper and then add salt, lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
I am very picky with my veggies, they have to be crisp or they taste horrible to me. So the way I like to make kachumber is by using only organic and fresh ingredients. Instead of a large tomato (which can end up mushy once chopped up), my recipe uses small and fresh grape tomatoes. Some kachumber recipes use vinegar as the dressing, but I prefer the fresh taste of lemon.
If you are interested in making the best kachumber you have ever tasted, then this is the recipe for you. It is so fresh, healthy, and spicy. Pair the kachumber with Akni and you have a perfectly balance meal as well (see photo below)!
I love, love, love spicy food! Like spicy until I am sweating. Brett always laughs at me when I’m eating because he can’t understand how I can be enjoying something that is turning my face red! I honestly think I am addicted… I don’t understand it either.
However, I am aware that not everyone has the same level of tolerance for heat so this kachumber recipe is slightly toned down from how I like to make it. If you are like me, feel free to add another hot pepper and some extra cayenne. And if you are on the other end of the spectrum, you could omit the chopped up hot pepper and just add the cayenne pepper.