May 19, 2011

Kosambari / Kosumalli

Kosambari (Kannada) / Kosumalli (Tamil) is a quick salad-type dish that is easy to make as well as light on the tummy. It forms part of a standard Karnataka lunch menu. Made out of soaked dals (green gram / channa dal) or dals-mixed with grated fresh veggies (Carrots / cucumber / Radish) or even usual combos like sweet corn-cucumber etc.,this is a perk-up dish and requires no cooking at all  (ok, just the tempering!). I love these throughout the year, and esp during the summers when all one craves for is fresh and light food J I have made this with soaked moong dal (split green gram) and the process is almost the same for all Kosambaris. You may also check out Carrot Kosambari here
Preparation time : 15 mins. Cooking time: Nil. Serves : 2
·         Moong dal – 1 cup
·         Grated coconut – ¼ cup
·         Salt – to taste
·         Lemon juice – 1 tsp
·         Green chillies (finely chopped) – 2 nos
·         Coriander and curry leaves - few
·         Tempering : Oil – 1 tsp, Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp, Hing-  ½ tsp.
1)      Soak Moong dal for 15 mins with enough water to soak the dals. Drain
2)     Now add grated coconut, salt, lemon juice and green chillies
3)     Prepare tempering and transfer to the Kosambari.
4)     Serve immediately or slightly chilled

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  1. Hai kalyani

    I send you my recipe methi pakora for your fenugreek event..But i din hear anything from you still...Didi you add that in yours...can you please reply me..


  2. hai kalyani..thanks for dropping in..That goes well with bread,idyappam,dosa,appam...Yesterday i served it with dosa....Then did you get my mail for that event..i send you a recipe..

  3. This is a very healthy and refreshing dish. I normally steam the dal a little since I have picky eaters :)


  4. Nutritious and healthy kosambari, yumm!

  5. I had read this recipe long back but never tried but now I shall..lovely ..and actually I like Vardhini's idea also about steaming!!grt clicks!!

  6. Kosambari looks fresh and delicious. Nice clicks.

  7. Ya, in my parent's place, it is a compulsory salad for all occasions!!

  8. So refreshing! I love the addition of crunchy cucubmers to it.

  9. Kosambari looks very refreshing!!!!!

  10. That looks absolutely delicious! I love kosambari or grated pachadis! I make carrot pachadi, which is similar to kosambari, minus the soaked dal.


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