If you go to an Indian restaurant, there’s a reasonable chance your food will be accompanied by a little chopped salad of cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. It’s a very simple, refreshing concoction that you can easily make for yourself. It can also add a sophisticated touch if you’re serving an Indian meal to guests.
Growing up, my mother would often (and still does) slice up some carrots, cucumbers, radishes and onions for us to pick at as needed with our meals. I still like to do this from time to time, but when I found myself cooking a big Indian meal for my cousin and his wife who were visiting from the Bay Area, I wanted to do something that involved just a little “fancier” without making my life too complicated….