*ed. note: Today’s post is from Suruchi Avasthi, our frequent collaborator and creator of this brown kitchen. Her Cumin Chickpea Salad kicks off a fun new series called Global Kitchen, where we’ll be sharing flavor-filled recipes along with the nutritional benefits of the spices that bring them to life. Enjoy!
One of the things that I’ve learned from my mom is to ALWAYS have a fully stocked spice cabinet. From being able to make a week night dinner extra special with some garam masala or adding a dash of cardamom to your morning coffee, having spices on hand really opens up the meal possibilities in your kitchen. With Mother’s Day being this weekend and myself being 1,000 miles from home in Texas, I wanted to celebrate my mom with one of my favorite recipes that she brought to the dinner table every night with my own little twist. A kachumber salad is an Indian vegetable salad that is traditionally served as a side dish, and our dinner table was never complete without a big bowl of it for everyone to share. Heads up – you can totally customize this salad to include some of your favorite seasonal veggies and make it your own!