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Monday, May 2, 2016

Indian Style Moong Dal Salad Recipe | Kosambari With Carrot Recipe

    Kosambari is an Indian style moong dal salad prepared especially in the state of Karnataka in Udupi and North Karnataka cuisine.This is a raw salad which is served as an appetizer just before the meal. In every occasion, be it dusshera, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Makara Sankranthi,Ram Navami there is an important place for this Hesaru Bele kosambari. Just Like In Chettinad, Urad dal vada is being prepared every occasion.
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      There are two different types of dal used one is moong and other is chana. I very well know about moong dal kosambari but was not aware of chana type until a few days ago when I was asking for the recipe. Different combination of ingredients are used, from carrot,cucumber,coriander leaves, coconut  etc. But the main ingredients being dal, chili,lemon juice and tempering with mustard is common for all.
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      I love salad. They are simply easy and great on anyone's diet. Good for everybody, from kids to adults and also for those who are on a diet. Some of them are protein rich like cucumber kidney bean, Sprouts and some being prepared with freshest ingredients only with fruits and vegetables. So in the Summer to get away from the stove heat, prepare and serve your family this simple and very healthy salad as a snack,lunch for your family members.Keep me posted about your version of any protein-rich salad.
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                                                    Kosambari With Carrot Recipe

Indian Moong Dal salad                              Indian Salad/Appetizer  recipe 

 Cuisine: Indian   Category:Snack/Appetizer  Prep time:3 hours 
Cook time:2 min  Total Time: 3 hours 2 min minutes Yields:1 1/2  cup

  •  1 1/4 cup moong dal(soaked for 3 hours)
  •  2 carrots grated
  • 5 strands of corianders leave
  • 2 green chilies
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • salt as required.
  • Take  the moong dal in a bowl deep enough to hold every ingredient.
  • Wash it through and soak for at least 3 hours.
  • Wash the carrots and peel the skin off.Grate it fine with a grater.
  • Chop green chilies, coriander leaves and keep it ready.
  • Add 1 tsp oil to a pan.When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  • When the seeds pop, add hing and curry leaves.
  • Switch off the stove.
  • Take the dal, drain the excess water and add coconut.lemon juice and required salt to it.
  • Add grated carrot, tempering also to the bowl.
  • Give a mix of everything very well. Indian Style Moong Dal Salad is ready. Serve it for your guest.
  • If you are serving the salad later, Add lemon juice ,salt,coconut while serving.
  • You can even prepare the salad with only chana dal or a mix of chana and moong dal.
  • If preferred, you can add chopped onion too.
  • Add carrot, cucumber or other fresh vegetables of your choice.


  1. It looks so delicious dear.. Here we make a similar koshimbir but no dal we add crushed peanuts instead..will.try this too

    1. Very interesting gloria. Looking forward for the recipe.

  2. Is it that you don't cook the salad? Sounds interesting...

    1. Yes!! First time i was also awww.. u don't cook the moong dal?. After trying i fell in love with it.

  3. Will you believe me if I say I love Kosambari. I would always ask for extra servings when I attend weddings and functions.

    1. oh yeah!! I am in your category too. Love kosambari.

  4. lovely salad... yet to make one...its comfort food too

  5. I just love this, healthy and filling too..

  6. Kosambari is a perfect salad for summer, delicious Sathya

  7. Yummy and colourful Kosambari :) Simply superb!!

  8. Healthy salad with lovely colors gone in it...


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