Salad, Sizzling Tastebuds

Mullangi Kosambari | Radish and Moongdal Kosambari | Easy Salad varieties

While I was poring over my cookbooks for some different kinds of salads for Blogging Marathonthis 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 daland 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 saladand sweet potato-chickpea salad, today’s too takes off most of the guilt off the Diwali binge eating 😀 


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


  • 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)


  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




  1. Suma Gandlur

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

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

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

  4. Priya Suresh

    Again a crunchy and interesting salad, prefect for anyone.

  5. cookingwithsapana

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

  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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