Perfect cucumber tomato salad! A real vegetarian salad for every purpose or occasion.
A non-vegetarian salad is very much uncommon in India. In India, if you say salad then people generally understand some chopped fresh vegetables with salt & lemon juice. The list of such vegetables includes cucumber, tomato, carrot, radish, onion, beetroot etc. Everybody understands salad is a purely vegetarian dish. Particularly, cucumber & tomato are inseparable items of the salad dish and onion too. So most Indian people will prefer such cucumber tomato salad along with a meal as a side dish.
Having a salad dish with your meal is always a good practice and many people also have such practice. Those who can not afford such luxury to make a salad along with other dishes for lunch or dinner, often order salad dishes whenever they visit a restaurant with friends or family members. But not every people visit a restaurant regularly and it is a costly practice for common Indian people. So preparing your own salad at your own place is always a smart act. So this perfect cucumber tomato salad will help you to some extent, haha.
As I said, cucumber & tomato are two very common ingredients for the salad along with carrot, radish, onion etc. That is why I hope everybody will like this salad too. Particularly it is a great salad dish during summer because of cucumber & tomato both are juicy and those have a high percentage of water. But cucumber is always delicious & healthy item for salad. AND there is no harm to have such perfect cucumber tomato salad during winter too, like me, haha. Nowadays cucumber is available in every season and people love to eat cucumber anytime. If you talk about tomato then it is also another great vegetable what you can find throughout the year in kitchen inventory. So chill and enjoy this perfect cucumber tomato salad. Potato, onion & brown chickpeas & Indian spices make this cucumber tomato salad perfect.
I made this salad two days back but still, I could not get time to collect my thoughts and share it on the web for my readers. But I decided to share this before the result of State assembly elections of Gujarat & Himachal Pradesh out on 18th December 2017. As I know the result will kill a lot of time in watching television news & debates. So I am sharing it today two days before that day.
Perfect cucumber tomato salad recipe
- Cucumber - 2, medium
- Tomato - 2, large
- Potato - 1, medium
- Onion - 1, medium
- Brown chickpeas - ½ cup
- Red chilli - 1.5 tsp, powder
- Roasted cumin powder - 1.5 tsp
- Roasted coriander powder - 2 tsp
- Tamarind water - as per taste
- Onion powder - 1 tsp
- Garlic powder - ½ tsp, optional
- Lemon juice - 1.5 tsp
- black salt - pinches of
- Salt - according to taste
- Salad preparation: Cut vegetables into small pieces, boil potato & cut into small pieces, soak brown chickpeas in water for 6-7 hours and take everything in a large bowl
- Taste maker preparation: Mix all ingredients of tastemaker and keep it aside for 30 minutes
- Combine all: Now combine all and serve perfect cucumber tomato salad