Indian Vegetable and Fruit Salad (Pachadi)

Indian Vegetable and Fruit Salad (Pachadi)Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Karen Shinto
The first time we tried this fresh summer side dish, submitted by reader Vishal Velusamy, of Pasadena, California, we were hooked on the combination of fruit, vegetables, and Indian spices. It's great served as a salad or a salsa.


Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 101
Caloriesfromfat 63 %
Protein 1 g
Fat 7 g
Satfat 1 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Sodium 375 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 cup chopped pineapple
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon minced jalapeño chile
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds


Combine all ingredients except oil and spices in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a small frying pan over high heat until very hot, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add spices. When mustard seeds pop, 1 to 2 minutes, pour over vegetable mixture and mix well. Serve as a side dish with shrimp.