November 19, 2015

Mullangi Kosambari | Radish and Moongdal Kosambari | Easy Salad varieties

While I was poring over my cookbooks for some different kinds of salads for Blogging Marathon this week, I remembered that our own Kosambari (aka Koshimbir / Kosumalli) served as part of the South Indian Thali (or even everyday meal) is a great salad. I have posted the cucumberplain Moong dal and Carrot versions previously. 

Today is a version with radish - credit to my mom who got us eating radish in both raw and cooked form right from our childhood. In many households till date, save for a handful of veggies, children (and adults) dont eat veggies as must as they ought to. And radish tastes yummier in the winters and we have started buying this veggie on a bi weekly basis to enjoy it fresh and crunchy :)

Simple, quick, light to digest - thats all salads ought to be. So, after the Kachumber salad and sweet potato-chickpea salad, today's too takes off most of the guilt off the Diwali binge eating :D 


Hope you enjoyed the series, will come back next week with another theme :)

Radish Kosambari - radish salad with Moong dal (split green gram) 
(Vegan and Gluten Free recipe)

Prep time : 15 mins, serves : 2

Ingredients:
  • Radish - 1 medium
  • Soaked moongdal - 2 TBSP
  • Salt - to taste
  • Tempering : Oil (1/2 tsp), Green chillies (1 no.), Mustard seeds (1/4 tsp)
  • Garnish : grated coconut (1 tsp) - optional, chopped coriander (1/2 tsp) ,  2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
Method:
  1. Soak moong dal in warm water for 15 mins. While its soaking, wash, peel and grate radish into a bowl. Add the soaked and drained dal to it, add grated coconut, coriander and mix well. Let it sit for 5-8 mins.
  2. Now just before serving, make the tempering with oil, green chillies and mustard seeds. Pour onto the salad. Finish with salt and lemon juice. 
  3. Serve immediately


6 comments:

  1. One more way to enjoy the mooli, I would say. Really a healthy salad if one likes to eat the radish in raw form.

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  2. Never thought of radish with coconut..... sounds good. Will try it today itself as I have radish in my garden.

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  3. I refrain from using raw mooli but my husband is a great fan. I can try it for him.

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  4. Again a crunchy and interesting salad, prefect for anyone.

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  5. We love mooli as salad .This one is perfect for us.Nicely made salad.

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  6. My mom used to make this mooli and moong dal salad often, but it's been a while I made this. It is so refreshing and delicious.

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