Cucumber & Tomato Chaat Salad

Indian, Vegetables, Vegetarian

RECIPIE: Cucumber & Tomato Chaat Salad

Cucumber & Tomato Chaat Salad

Serves 4

An ideal accompaniment to curry dishes, it also pairs well with roast poultry, barbecued pork, and grilled beef.

1 Medium Cucumber
1 Large Tomato
1/2 Small Red Onion
1 Tbsp. Cilantro ~ Minced
1/2 Tsp. Fresh Ginger ~ Minced
1/8 Tsp. Cumin Seed – Lightly toasted
Juice of 1/2 Lime
1 1/2 Tsp. Chaat Masala
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

If the cucumber is waxed, peel before using.  Slice the cucumber into quarters lengthwise, and then cut across the quarters into 1/4-inch pieces.  Dice the tomato. Chop the red onion.  Combine the cucumber, tomato, red onion, cilantro, ginger, and cumin seeds.  At this point the salad may be covered and chilled for up to two hours until ready to serve.  About five minutes before serving, toss the salad with the Chaat Masala and lime juice, season to taste with sea salt and black pepper and serve.

If your red onion is a hot one, try grilling it for several minutes until it begins to blacken.  Allow it to cool and then add to the salad.  Grilling will sweeten it a bit.

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