3.9/5 rating (29 votes)

Tomato Kachumber Salad

Tomato and Onion Salad

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 20 mins

An easy to make, fresh salad of finely chopped summer vegetables.

Hari says

So simple yet so delicious, a Kachumbar salad isn't far off what you'd usually make in terms of shredding or cutting vegetables. But this one has an Indian twist of garam masala for an added warmth, as well as coriander for that heady, herby aroma. Try it with any starter from chicken wings to samosas - it will enhance them all.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 chilli, finely chopped
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp kalonji seeds


  1. Cut the onions, tomato, chilli into a very fine dice and place into a bowl.
  2. Finely chop the coriander and place into the bowl.
  3. Squeeze in the lemon and sprinkle in the salt, garam masala, kalonji seeds - stir and serve.

Served with

A lovely fresh Indian salad that works beautifully as a side to any meal.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)0.3
of which saturates (g)0.1
Carbohydrates (g)4.3
of which sugars (g)3.5
Fibre (g)1.0
Protein (g)1.0
Salt (mg)1.3
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (3)

  • Elaine Brook

    Elaine Brook

    05 November 2019 at 12:50 |
    Hi Hari
    Found them! Thank you so much. Ready to go now!


  • Elaine Brook

    Elaine Brook

    20 October 2019 at 11:29 |
    Hi Hari
    First I also have to say that I love your website. Am cooking a surprise Indian meal for 35 people in a few weeks as a surprise for my husband's birthday so I am looking for recipes. I have never heard of kalonji seeds and I don't know if I will be able to get them in Belgium. Can I replace them with something else?


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      20 October 2019 at 16:05 |
      Hi Elaine - Kalonji sees are the same as nigella or onion seeds - does that help? Thanks Hari


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