Kachoomber {refreshing Tomato Salad}

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a excellent Tomato Salad , Perfect for hot summer days with Grilled Dishes. You can vary this recipe , try finely sliced shallots for the onion or even lime juice for the lemon, or add a teaspoon of dijion-style mustard to the dressing.Make this salad just before serving.This Recipe came from a fab Book called "The Best of India"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a small skillet over med-high heat.
  2. add the cummin seeds and toast stirring constanly for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool.
  4. In a large salad bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar ,and lemon juice until blended.
  5. add the garlic, onion, tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and salt to taste: toss very well.
  6. Sprinkle with the cumin seeds and mint, toss well, toss again, and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made this as part of an Indian themed dinner with lot of hot and spicy food. Used lime juice - but other than that, made as posted. Personally I didn't taste the salad - by the time I got to the salad bowl, it was empty! In our house, if a salad is eaten like that then it is a sure thing 5 star recipe. Thanks for posting.

5 5

This was excellent. I didn't have any cumin seeds, only ground cumin, so I just use a pinch or two. I added an extra Tbs of the vinegar and also subbed garlic powder for the fresh (shhh!). Will definitely make again, thanks!

5 5

Excellent kachoomber - pefect with any Indian meal. The flavours are perfectly balanced exactly as written. Thanks for posting your excellent recipe - I will be making it often!