Pakistani Kachumber - Spiced tomato, cucumber and red onion salad

July 1, 2015

Author Notes:

A traditional Pakistani tomato, red onion and cucumber salad, spiced with dry roasted cumin, chaat masala (piquant Asian blend), loads of fresh cilantro and mint leaves is a perfect accompaniment to a barbeque, filled in pita wraps with grilled meat or cheese. No Pakistani barbeque would be served without it! I love adding pomegranate to this recipe which adds a bit of sweet sourness.

Sumayya Usmani

Serves: 4


  • 2 ripe tomatoes, deseeded, chopped finely
  • 1 red onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 1 cucumber, deseeded, chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chilli, deseeded and chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped finely
  • 10 mint leaves, chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala (found in Asian shops)
  • 1 teaspoon dry roasted cumin, roughly ground in a mortar and pestle
  • salt to taste
  • juice of one lime
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all the first 5 ingredients with the lemon juice, cumin, salt and chaat masala.
  2. Refrigerate until serving and stir before serving.

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Adityanath April 5, 2017
This is Indian not pakistani.