A salad is essential at barbecues, giving some lightness to the heavier meat dishes. Anjum Anand’s Indian chopped salad usually accompanies a curry but tastes just as good with grilled meats and vegetables.

Serves 4

2 ripe vine tomatoes
120g cucumber (I keep the skin on)
4 small radishes
½ small onion, finely chopped
1-2 green chillies, seeded and chopped (optional)
Salt, to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice, or to taste
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
Handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves

Chop the tomatoes into small dice. Slice the cucumbers lengthways, discard the seeds and cut into small cubes the same size as the tomatoes. Do the same with the radishes.

Toss together all the vegetables and chillies (if using), season, stir through the lemon juice, roasted cumin powder and chopped coriander, and serve, or keep at room temperature until you are ready to eat.

Images and recipes extracted from ANJUM ANAND’S ‘INDIAN FOOD MADE EASY’ and ‘ANJUM’S NEW INDIAN’ www.quadrille.co.uk
Photography © Vanessa Courtier.

Anjum’s range of ready-made sauces, The Spice Tailor, is available to buy in Waitrose stores nationwide and online at www.thespicetailor.com

Try Anjum’s other barbecue recipes:

Indian spiced chicken burgers

Blackberry Lassi

Paneer & vegetable skewers