kachumber salad

Kachumber salad with french mustard dressing

Kachumber salad is a traditional Indian recipe made with raw vegetables, cilantro, and other spices, typically eaten with main dishes.

A unique twist on this dish comes in the French mustard dressing that coats the vegetable mix, which gives it an earthy and spicy taste.

kachumber salad

It’s easy to make at home and customized with your favorite vegetables or whatever you have on hand!

Meaning of kachumber

The word kachumber means to chop in Hindi, and the chopped vegetables in this Indian salad contribute to its delicate crunchiness.


The classic kachumber salad contains cucumbers, tomatoes, yogurt, onions, and lemon juice. Combined with black salt, cumin, chaat masala, amchur powder (dried green mango powder), and fresh cilantro leaves.

How to serve?

Crunchy, spicy, and bright, kachumber uses all of summer’s best produce for a fresh and healthy side dish. I love serving it on its own or as an appetizer.

kachumber salad

Kachumber salad can be served as an appetizer or side dish. Or it can be performed on its own or with grilled meat like tandoori chicken or tandoori fish.

You can serve with hot Indian curries like Rajma, Chole, mushroom curry, and other Indian dishes like fried Anaheim pepper, and potato cake.

Kachumber salad

Kachumber salad

With French mustard dressing, it gives unique flavor to salad

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Course: Appetizers, SaladsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 no Cucumber (tender, medium)

  • 1 no Beetroot (boiled)

  • 2 no Tomatoes (red, large)

  • 1 no Carrot )peeled, medium)

  • 1 Green capsicum (sliced)

  • French Mustard dressing
  • 1/2 cup Vinegar (white)

  • 1/2 cup Salad oil

  • 2 tbsp French Mustard

  • Salt & crushed pepper

  • Chopped Garlic

  • Lemon juice (optional)

  • Garnish
  • Cilantro sprig

  • Lemon wedges


  • Dice the beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes, and carrot. Keep it in a bowl.

    diced vegetables
  • In a large bowl combine the mustard, salad oil, salt, crushed pepper and garlic. Use a hand blender to blend the ingredients until they form a semi-thick texture.

    French mustard dressing
  • Then pour the dressing over the diced vegetables. Combine well with condiments, and check the seasoning. If it needs, adds some.
    Dressings with kachumber salad
  • Divide into four bowls, garnish with lemon wedges and cilantro sprig. Serve cold as an appetizer or salad.

    kachumber salad

The nutrients, and calorie of kachumber salad

Kachumber has very low fat and calorie content than other salads. But it contains proteins and carbohydrates in good amounts making it an ideal salad for dieters or athletes who need to keep fit.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size4 servings

  • Amount Per ServingCalories302
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 27.7g 43%
    • Saturated Fat 4.2g 22%
  • Sodium 192mg 8%
  • Potassium 815mg 24%
  • Total Carbohydrate 12.7g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 3.1g 13%
    • Sugars 5.8g
  • Protein 2.8g 6%

  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 8%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Biraj Kumar

My food blog is all about cooking, food, and healthy living. You’ll find recipes for every meal of the day and tips for new recipes Ideas.

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