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kachaloo salad

Kachaloo Chaat/ taro root salad recipe

anubhav mahajan
A tangy and spicy mix of kachaloo(taro root) with veggies and herbs to make a perfect wholesome healthy salad.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 250 gms kachaloo/ arbi/ taro root
  • 1/2 small onion chopped finely
  • 1-2 small green onions whole chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup cucumber finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 1 small green chilly finely chopped (using this is optional)
  • few sprigs fresh coriander leaves/ parsley finely chopped
  • few sprigs mint leaves finely chopped
  • salt/ sea salt as per taste
  • 1/8 tsp black salt powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper powder
  • chilli powder/ paprika/cayenne pepper or chilli flakes as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp amchoor powder (dry mango powder)
  • 1/8 tsp chaat masala optional
  • 2 -3 tsp fresh lime juice/ or tamarind pulp

Other optional ingredients you can add to your salad

  • 1/2 cup boiled beans mix of red kidney/edamame beans, white beans
  • 1/2 cup mixed sprouted lentils
  • 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
  • chopped bell peppers
  • boiled potatoes chopped


  • Wash the kachaloos thoroughly. In a pressure cooker, with a little water just to cover the kachaloos, and  1/2 tsp salt, let the kachaloos boil for almost 20-25 minutes.These will become soft, and you will be able to peel off the skin easily.After 25 minutes check to ensure these are boiled properly. These should be soft when you touch it, but do not over cook. they should not be mushy.Let them cool.
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  • Once cool, peel of the skin. It will come off easily, and chop it into small cubes. 
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  • Chop all the other veggies and herbs  that you are adding to your salad-onions, spring onions, spring onions green, cucumber, tomatoes, fresh coriander, fresh mint leaves, chillies. 
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  • In a bowl mix everything together, and add spices- salt/sea salt, black pepper powder, red chilli powder/ chilli flakes/paprika/cayenne pepper- its your choice,  black salt, amchoor (dry mango powder), chaat masala (if you want to).
    Give it a good shake/ mix.
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  • Top this with fresh lime juice, or tamarind pulp (check the recipe for tamarind pulp below).Mix well and serve
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Tarmarind pulp

  • Take a handful of seedless tamarind ( this is easily available at asian stores, and even at some Tesco/ASDA stores). Add 1/4 cup boiling water, and let the tarmarind rest well for about half an hour. Using a folk, or hands mix it well, strain and add to your salad.
Keyword kachaloo, arbi , taro root, salad, greens,chaat,vegan,vegetarian,gluten free