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Kachumber | Tomato Cucumber Salad



Simple Indian style salad with onion, tomato and cucumber along with green chillies and lemon.

Ingredients:

Onion - 1 small, chopped
Tomato - 1 big, chopped
Cucumber - 1 medium, chopped
Green chillies - 1 or 2, finely chopped
Coriander leaves - few sprigs, chopped
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - a pinch
Salt - to taste

Method:

1. Take all vegetables in a bowl and mix.

2. Then add salt, lemon juice and cumin powder. Mix well.

Serve immediately.
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Quick Vatha Kuzhambu


Ingredients:

Gingelly oil - 4 tbsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Sambhar powder - 3 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry leaves - few
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Tamarind paste - 5 tsp mixed in 2 cup warm water
Rice flour - 2 tsp

Tempering/Tadka:
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Chana dal- 1 tsp
Fenugreek- 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Red chillies - 2, halved

Method:

1. Heat oil. Add ingredients for tempering. After it crackles, turn off the gas.

2. Add asafoetida, sambhar powder, red chilly powder, and turmeric powder. Fry till smell of the spices comes out.

3. Turn on the gas. Add the tamarind water and salt. Boil well on low heat.

4. Mix rice flour and water without any lumps. Add this and mix well.

5. Add jaggery and curry leaves.

Serve hot with rice.
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