Kachoomber {refreshing Tomato Salad}

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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. I can't believe I never wrote a review for this! I've made this salad about 6 times since finding the recipe and my boyfriend & I love it! We stick to the recipe minus the cumin seeds (we don't have them) and the mint, since we usually don't have it on hand. This is a great, refreshing, summer salad to use up those tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden. We've had it with Indian dishes, steaks, burgers, you name - it goes with them all! Thank you SO much for a great one!
  5. Delicious and refreshing. I even forgot to add the mint and it was still great, tho I think the mint would make it more delicious.


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