Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kachumbari - East African Salad


Kachumbari is an Eastern African salad primarily prepared with finely cut tomatoes and onions served with pilaf. Sometimes cabbage, chile peppers and other vegetables are included. The basic version is with tomatoes and onions dressed in lemon juice or vinegar. This is the traditional Rwandan (East Africa) recipe.




Ingredients :

1. Tomato - 4 (Cut in to thin pieces)
2. Onion - 1 (Large, Cut in to thin pieces)
3. Lemon Juice - 1/2 Cup
4. Salt - Needed qty
5. Coriander - Little qty (Finely Cut)




Procedure:

1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Toss to coat all the ingredients with liquid.
3. Set aside in a cool place for atleast 20 minutes.
4. Serve with other Eastern African dishes like Pilaf.

36 comments:

Shabs.. said...

Hwy.....we serve this along with biriyanbi and we call it kachamber!!!!...Hey just to let you know meeta is conducting monthly mingle african cuisine this month. You can send this for that event....BTW....this looks good!

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you Shabs for the lovely comment and info about the event..very nice of you..I'l check her blog now..

SathyaSridhar said...

Nithu,, we too serve this salad biryani all times,,,soo simple n quick..

Subhie Arun said...

hi..nice presentation...we too serve this wth biriyani...my hubby's all dtime fav

Nithu Bala said...

Yes Sathya, I too make this often at home..

Madhura Manoj said...

Nice presentation.We too serve it for biryani & palav.

divya said...

Nice presentation.simple and easy..

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Nice presentation & looks simple Nithu!!

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

Healthy Salad Nithu.Actually the interface looks flawless today.Yesterday I could see overlap of the Red checked background on the yellow one.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A very simple salad that will go well with anything, i think!

Jaleela said...

very simple and healthy salad

Jaleela said...

இந்த வாரம் முன்று தடவை வந்தேன் ஆனால் கமெண்ட் தான் போட முடியாமல் போய் விட்டேன்,.

முடிந்த போது கண்டிப்பாக வருகிறேன்.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Healthy Salad...Nice presentation Nithu !!!

Priya said...

Simple and elegant salad..

Gulmohar said...

Best salad for biryani..Interesting to know that they prepare the same salad like us :-)

Kamalika said...

very easy to make simple and tasty salad...we often have this along with some spicy foods...

J said...

very simple and east to make..never knew it was from africa..

harini-jaya said...

simple salad and rich presentation!!

Kalai said...

wow..lovely picture! A simple salad which goes almost with everything.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Nithu

Very Healthy looking salad and excellent presentation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Yummy Team said...

Nice presentation and pictures Nithu..

kitchen queen said...

lovely refreshing salad.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I looooooooooove the presentation

Gita Jaishankar said...

Interesting salad Nithu...nice presentation :)

Padma said...

Simple and delicious. Very nice presentation Nithu.

Ann said...

Looks super fresh! lovely presentation

Kiran said...

Quick and easy salad.Very nice presentation.

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Ms.Chitchat said...

Wll presented salad.

sangi said...

wow!lovely presentatin!simple n yummy salad

sonu said...

this is really simple and easy but healthy at the same time..my daughter loves tomatoes ..nice click

Meena said...

very cool n fresh looking salad.

PJ said...

Lovely and easy salad Nithu.Thanks for sending it acros for the event..

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

nice presentation Nithu

Preethi Rajeev said...

simple and elegant

Parita said...

Simple and yummy salad!

Neetz said...

hi nithu..execellent presentation..

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