Kachumber, the Indian Salad.

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Salad is a well-liked, prepared meal made of many ingredients. Usually a salad is taken to be vegetarian, however all elements from both plant and animal kingdom are a part of salad family. Salads can be of the raw variety as well as cooked. A salad is served usually with a dressing, which enhances the taste of the elements used to make it. A whole new definition of vegetables called “Salad Vegetables” has come up owing to  the popularity of these vegetables as a salad component. Most of the leafy vegetables are now a part of salad vegetable family. These are particularly popular because of the restorative value they add to the salad. Salads have built up a reputation of being health food these days. These are not very hard to make and very good to taste. A salad with a meal as a side dish means substituting some of the not so healthy things we eat with healthy alternatives. In addition to being healthy meals, these aid in weight loss and immunity issues. Some of the salads also restore the digestive process.

The kachumber is an Indian version of a raw vegetable salad that gives nutrition in its natural form. This salad is very easy and fast to make.

Ingredients:

•    1 medium size onion, chopped fine.
•    2 large tomatoes, cubed.
•    2 cucumbers, grated.
•    3 mint leaves, chopped.
•    1 cup of coriander leaves, chopped.
•    2 tablespoons of limejuice.
•    fresh ground Black pepper powder.
•    Salt to taste.

Preparation:

Take the vegetables  in a bowl. Put in the limejuice, a pinch of black pepper powder and salt to taste. Toss the salad until it is well mixed. Garnish with chopped mint and coriander leaves. Serve this healthy salad with food. 

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