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Impromptu "Kachoomar"

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Introduction

In the staple North Indian fare I had growing up, all of our masala-rich food was always complemented by "Kachoomar," a simple salad of tomato, onions, and cucumber, with a light tangy squirt of lemon juice. Today, a lot of people forget to add that essential coolth in the sub-continental heat. It's something I've been trying to add on my own whenever I have a traditional Pakistani meal. This is something I made impromptu when the usual stuff wasn't around, and is yummy as a side for any hot Indian dish, or anything else really!

In the staple North Indian fare I had growing up, all of our masala-rich food was always complemented by "Kachoomar," a simple salad of tomato, onions, and cucumber, with a light tangy squirt of lemon juice. Today, a lot of people forget to add that essential coolth in the sub-continental heat. It's something I've been trying to add on my own whenever I have a traditional Pakistani meal. This is something I made impromptu when the usual stuff wasn't around, and is yummy as a side for any hot Indian dish, or anything else really!

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Metric Cups
  • celery
  • yoghurt
  • red chilli powder
  • lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • celery
  • yoghurt
  • red chile powder
  • lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of pepper

Method

Impromptu "Kachoomar" is a community recipe submitted by Mannacook and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Finely chop celery
  • Mix in yoghurt, sprinkle red chilli powder to taste.
  • Squirt juice of half a lemon.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well with a spoon.
  • Finely chop celery
  • Mix in yoghurt, sprinkle red chile powder to taste.
  • Squirt juice of half a lemon.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix well with a spoon.
  • Additional Information

    Nothing here needs any measurements... But the red chilli powder being very sharp... I would say half tsp per person (considering this as a side serving)

    Nothing here needs any measurements... But the red chilli powder being very sharp... I would say half tsp per person (considering this as a side serving)

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