Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Green Moong-Tomato Kachumber

What is a "Kachumber" ?
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.




Ingredients :

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

Method :
  • 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.
You can add any vegetables of your choice like cucumber, capsicum etc. with this dressing(salt, pepper and lemon). According to me, this is the best salad dressing of all.
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


11 comments:

Uma said...

the salad looks so colorful and yummy! A healthy salad :)

Suparna said...

Hi Indrani,
Thanks a ton for making a potol dish specially for me yippppppppppppppe am so glad :)
Love any kinds of raw salads,my hubby calls me ghaas phoos patta eater..coz I love it completely :)

TC

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow this is such a healthy and a nutritious salad looks so very inviting and perfect color mix... nice entries for the events...

Asha said...

Chockful of nutrition, salad looks yummy! :)

Pavithra said...

Thats looking so colourful and healthy too..

Indrani said...

thanks, friends for ur sweet comments..it's surely a nutritious and yummy salad...try it out

sowmya said...

nice healthy and a colourful salad..good one for the event

Soma said...

We all really like the moongs. if i soak them to sprout, my family doesnot even give time for that, they eat them like snacks:-)

Sunshinemom said...

This is a nice salad! I am sure the mango adds a lovely tang:)

Usha said...

Very colorful and inviting salad! Thanks for sharing it with the Healthy Inspirations event...

Anonymous said...

Great recipe!but one question!Is moong going to be crunchy or soft? sorry if u feel my question is silly!

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