Festival Recipes, Salad

Moong Dal Kosambari | Ramanavami Vadapappu

What is Kosambari?

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. This particular Moong Dal kosambari is made for Ram Navami festival as neivedyam and is served with Panagam (saffron enchance lemon sherbet) and some Rasayana (ripe banana relish) in Karnataka customs. This dish is called Vadapappu in Andhra (and made with slight variations)

Made out of soaked dals – split green gram (soaked moong dal) or channa dal or dals-mixed with grated fresh veggies (Carrots / cucumber / Radish) or even usual combos like sweet corn etc.,this is a perk-up dish and requires no cooking at all  (ok, just the tempering!). Two recently popular versions of Kosambari are with moong sprouts and Pomegranate Kosambari too.

Moong dal Kosambari is a light salad made with split green gram and served as a salad or Prasad during Festivals. Sometimes, grated carrot or minced cucumber is also added to this.Pin

I love these throughout the year, and especially during the summers when all one craves for is fresh and light food. I have made this with soaked moong dal (split green gram) and the process is almost the same for all Kosambaris.

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Moong dal Kosambari is a light salad made with split green gram and served as a salad or Prasad during Festivals. Sometimes, grated carrot or minced cucumber is also added to this.Pin

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	Moong dal Kosambari is a light salad made with split green gram and served as a salad or Prasad during Festivals. Sometimes, grated carrot or minced cucumber is also added to this. Pin

What you need to make Kosambari

Preparation time: 15 mins. Cooking time: 5. Serves : 4

  • 1 cup Split green gram(Moong dal)
  • 1/4 cup Coconut (fresh or frozen, grated)
  • 1 carrot (grated)
  • 1 TBSP Coriander leaves (minced fine)
  • 2 green chillies (minced)
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Tempering (opt.)

  • 1/2 tsp oil (any neutral oil)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida (skip for GF)
Moong dal Kosambari is a light salad made with split green gram and served as a salad or Prasad during Festivals. Sometimes, grated carrot or minced cucumber is also added to this.Pin

How to make Kosambari

  1. Soak Moong dal for 20 mins in reasonably hot water, keep covered.
  2. After 20/25 mins, Drain the water thoroughly.
  3. Now add grated coconut , carrot and green chillies
  4. Prepare tempering with spluttering the mustard seeds and asafoetida in oil
  5. Transfer this tempering to the Kosambari.
  6. Top with chopped coriander and lemon juice
  7. Serve immediately, adding salt or slightly chilled (adding salt at the time of serving)

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Moong dal Kosambari is a light salad made with split green gram and served as a salad or Prasad during Festivals. Sometimes, grated carrot or minced cucumber is also added to this.Pin

Moong Dal Kosambari | Ramanavami Vadapappu

Kalyani
Moong dal Kosambari is a light salad made with split green gram and served as a salad or Prasad during Festivals
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Karnataka Cuisine, South Indian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • pan
  • Grater

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Split Green gram Moong dal
  • 1/4 cup Grated coconut fresh or frozen, grated
  • 1 Carrot grated
  • 1 TBSP Green coriander leaves minced fine
  • 2 Green Chillies minced
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Tempering (opt.)

  • 1/2 tsp Oil any neutral oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Asafoetida skip for GF

Instructions
 

  • Soak Moong dal for 20 mins in reasonably hot water, keep covered.
  • After 20/25 mins, Drain the water thoroughly.
  • Now add grated coconut, grated carrot and green chillies
  • Prepare tempering with spluttering the mustard seeds and asafoetida in oil
  • Transfer this tempering to the Kosambari.
  • Top with chopped coriander and lemon juice
  • Serve immediately, adding salt or slightly chilled (adding salt at the time of serving)
Keyword Festival Recipes, Gluten Free, Hesarubele Kosambari, Kosambari, Kosmalli, Kosumalli, Moong Dal, Naivedyam, No Onion No garlic, Rama Navami, RamNavami, Salad, Satvik, Summer Salad, Vadapappu, Vegan
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11 Comments

  1. very healthy

  2. This is a very healthy and refreshing dish. I normally steam the dal a little since I have picky eaters 🙂

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

  3. Priya Suresh

    Nutritious and healthy kosambari, yumm!

  4. vaishali sabnani

    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!!

  5. Kosambari looks fresh and delicious. Nice clicks.

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

  7. KrithisKitchen

    Superb recipe! I add cucumber to this..
    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

  8. Suma Gandlur

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

  9. Refreshing!!

  10. Kosambari looks very refreshing!!!!!

  11. MySpicyKitchen

    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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