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Kosambari [Salad]

Kosambari [Salad]


Kosambari is like a salad, usually made with carrots or cucumbers. It is served in temples as ‘prasada’. During any festival this is a must side dish to go along rice and rasam


  • Split Moong Dal 1/4 (cup soaked in water for 1/2 hour)
  • Carrot 1 peeled and grated
  • Coconut fresh 2 tsp (unfortunately I don’t  get fresh ones, so i used dried)
  • Cilantro few chopped
  • Lemon/lime juice 1tsp.
  • Salt to taste.

For seasoning

  • Oil, mustard, Urad Dal and red or green chilies 1.

How to prepare?

  • Soak split yellow/Moong Dal for about half hour. Then drain the water and mix veggies.
  • Mix together soaked Dal, grated carrot, coconut, cilantro leaves, and lime juice.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Heat oil, when its hot add mustard seeds, Urad Dal and chilies to it. When Urad Dal starts to change color turn off heat and this seasoning to veggies. Mix well.

How to Serve?

Serve as a side dish.

Health statement:

Moong Dal salad is a very refreshing and healthy salad. Dal is good source of proteins and calcium. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds, and the richest vegetable source of the pro-vitamin A carotenes. Carrots' antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer and also promote good vision, especially night vision. Coconut is a tropical fruit that is rich in protein. The meat of the coconut is very good in destroying intestinal parasites, that we get from eating infected food. Coconut water is good for kidney and urinary bladder problems. Cilantro is known to be rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids and active phenolic acid compounds, all of which are good for you. Cilantro have been found to help control blood sugar, lower cholesterol and fight inflammation and free radicals.