Marwari Radish and Tomato Salad

  • Serves

    serves 2-4


This brisk salad spiced with chiles and cumin comes to us from the Gupta family, Marwari Hindus from the northern Indian town of Mathura. Followers of Krishna, they observe a strict vegetarian diet; this simple, lively side dish makes a frequent appearance on their table. This recipe first appeared as part of the digital edition of our August/September 2014 special India issue.


  • 1 (2") piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 12 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 plum tomatoes, cored, quartered and sliced ¼”-thick
  • 1 medium daikon radish, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1 small green Thai chile or ½ serrano, minced
  • Kosher salt, to taste


Step 1

Toss ingredients in a bowl; let sit 10 minutes for flavors to meld before serving.

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