Kachumber is an Indian salad usually made with cucumber, tomatoes, and onions or all sorts of tiny vegetables, flavored with salt, pepper and lemon juice. It goes with any Indian dish like, Pulao, dal(lentil preperation), veg. or non-veg. preperations. The varieties can be endless.
A salad or kachumber in an Indian meal serves only as an accompaniment rather than a course in itself. It is eaten along with the main meal. Salads are not only a wonderful treat to the tastebuds but also are a visual treat. The colorful combination of various ingredients makes it absolutely irresistible. And the benefits of salads is not unknown to anyone. Fresh, raw vegetables contain all sorts of nutrients like vitamins, minerals and fiber. I am a total salad freak. I made this green moong kachumber with some Paneer preperation. The Combination was absolutely great.
Green lettuce leaves : few
Soaked green moong : 1/2 cup
Tomatoes : 1/2 cup
Red onions : 1/4 cup
Lemon juice : 2-3 tsp.
Salt and black pepper to taste
- Soak green moong in hot water for at least 3-4 hours. if possible, soak overnight in cold water.
- Cut lettuce leaves and tomatoes in medium bite size pieces. Chop onions finely.
- Assemble lettuce, tomatoes, green moong and onions in salad bowl. Squeeze lemon juice, sprinkle salt and pepper. Mix with a big spoon and kachumber is ready to serve.
Sending this red-green kachumber to Neha of Tasty recipes who is hosting FIC : Red-Green, this event is started by Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers