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Refreshing and delicious Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad flavored with lime juice and chat masala. This salad is perfect for the spring and summer season. Pair this nutritious salad with Jeera Rice and an Indian dal or curry.

Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad
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5 stars

“So refreshing! Perfect and colorful recipe for summer get-togethers!”
Kat Pierce



What is Kachumber Salad

Whenever I make Punjabi Chole, Punjabi Rajma, or Dal – Kachumber Salad is a must. Kachumber Salad is a widely popular classic Indian salad that’s traditionally made with cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes. This salad is then flavored with chat masala, red chili powder, salt, and lime/lemon.

If you attend any Indian party, there will be some kind of Kachumber Salad on the menu. The citrus (lemon or lime) that’s found in this salad pairs beautifully with rice and your choice of Indian gravy.


What is Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad

Since it’s my mango season, my recipe goes a step further as I added mango for sweetness and chickpea for protein. Additionally, I added green chilies and omitted the traditional spices besides chaat masala.

This salad is absolutely refreshing and so good for you.


Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Refreshing Salad on a Hot Summer Day
  • Nutritious & Delicious Salad
  • Healthy
  • Versatile (add other veggies)
  • Vegan & Gluten-free
  • Simple Salad for Spring & Summer

Ingredients

Chickpeas: I use organic canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and they work well in this dish. Make sure you drain and rinse the chickpeas well. Chickpeas are a good source of plant-based protein.

Veggies: Red Onion, Carrots, Cucumber, Tomatoes. Make sure you chop all these veggies small, you can also chop them fine, but I prefer small veggies.

Mango: Make sure you use a sweet and ripe mango. Alfonso mangoes work or any sweet mango. Cube the mango into small pieces.

Green Chilies: For this recipe, I omitted red chili powder and opted for green chilies. Chop the green chilies super fine and it’ll add a hint of spice without it being crazy spicy. Remember, we are not cooking the green chilies, so fine chopping them is the way to go.

Cilantro: You will need chopped fresh cilantro.

Lime: I love using lime juice in my kachumber salad, but if you have a lemon on hand, that works too.

Spices: Chat Masala and Salt. You can easily find chat masala at your local Indian grocery store or order it on Amazon.

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Step by Step – How to Make Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad

1. In a large mixing bowl, add the rinsed and drained chickpeas.

2. Add cucumbers, red onions, carrots, and tomatoes.

chickpeas and veggies in bowl

3. Now add mango and cilantro.

4. And finally, add green chilies, chat masala, lime juice, and salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Mix well.

mango, lime, chat masala added to kachumber salad

Expert Tips

✔️ Chop everything really small which makes everything super flavorful.


Serving Suggestions

This Mango Chickpea Salad makes a delicious snack, side dish, or light meal.


Storage

You can store this vegan Chickpea Salad in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. I wouldn’t go beyond that as the salad will not be as crunchy.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I make this recipe vegan and gluten-free?

This is a vegan and gluten-free recipe.

2. What other veggies can I add to this Indian Chickpea Salad?

You can add corn, peas, bell peppers, cabbage, radish, and more. Add veggies of your choice – the possibilities are endless.

For some greens, spinach would be a great addition to this salad.

3. What can I substitute instead of chickpeas?

Feel free to use black beans, black chickpeas (kale chane), cannellini beans, or red kidney beans in place of chickpeas.

4. Can I skip the chickpeas?

Absolutely! Chickpeas add some fiber and protein which makes this salad more filling, however you can always skip them.

5. Can I use lemon juice instead of lime juice?

Yes. Lemon juice and lime juice can be used interchangeably.

6. Besides cilantro, what other fresh herbs can I add?

You can add parsley along with a little mint – that combo is delicious. You can also add some dill.


7. Should I serve this salad cold or at room temperature?

Ideally, at room temperature, however you can also serve this salad cold.

8. What type of Mango shall I use?

For the best mangoes, buy them at your local Indian grocery store. They are the ones you get in India that are juicy and delicious.


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5 from 4 votes

Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad

By: Nisha
Refreshing and delicious Mango Chickpea Indian Kachumber Salad flavored with lime juice and chat masala.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 15 ounces organic canned chickpeas
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cucumber, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large mango, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp chat masala
  • 2-4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
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Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the rinsed and drained chickpeas.
  • Add cucumbers, red onions, carrots, and tomatoes.
  • Now add mango and cilantro.
  • And finally, add green chilies, chat masala, lime juice, and salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Mix well.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 690mg | Potassium: 620mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6563IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Salads & Fruits
Cuisine: Indian
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Hi, I'm Nisha!

I'm a foodie who is passionate about healthy-ish living and mindful eating. You'll find a bit of everything here. I use mostly organic real ingredients and incorporate seasonal produce in my cooking. I believe food is medicine. Join me on this soul-searching journey as I share my love for good food, and I hope I inspire you to eat better somewhere along the way.


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  1. 5 stars
    Mango Chickpea Kachumber Salad is a simple salad recipe, easy to cook but healthy. I often use this salad recipe in mu home. However, I season the salad with melted ghee to add high ghee calories in the food item. Try the recipe and add ghee benefits in it.
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