Sunday, April 11, 2010

Kosambari/Indian Salad

This is a typical Indian salad which is very simple to prepare and also a very healthy dish. This salad can be served with rice or can be taken as such. It is low in fat, so can be taken by those who want to reduce weight. Children love this very much. Since my children like the crunchy taste of capsicums very much, I have added it. In traditional recipe capsicum is not added. Today we will learn to make Karnataka special Kosambari salad.

kosambari salad

Kosambari

Kosambari

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 5 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySalad
 Recipe CuisineIndian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Split yellow green gram(moong dal/pasi paruppu)-1/4 cup
   Cucumber - 1
   Carrots - 1
   Capsicum and tomato - 2 tsp each finely chopped (optional)
   Lemon -1/2 a fresh lemon
   Fresh Coconut -1/4 cup grated

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
   Ginger - 1 tbsp finely chopped
   Green chillies -1 or 2 finely chopped
   Asafoetida/Hing - a pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Preparation

Peel the skin and chop cucumber and carrots.

Method

Wash and soak moong dal in water for 1 hour. After 1 hour, drain the water completely.

Add chopped cucumber, carrots, capsicums and tomatoes to the dal.

Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add ginger, green chillies, asafoetida and saute for a few seconds. Add it to the lentil mixture.

Add salt, juice of half a lemon and mix well.

Finally add grated coconut and mix gently.Healthy Traditional salad is ready to be served.

Note - Add salt at the time of serving.

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52 comments:

  1. Simple, healthy and delicious!! I am loving it!!

    As you know I was on a blogging break due to my German course, and now I am back.. Will catch up all your old posts soon.. Have a good time at mom's place, get pampered and come back!! Will wait for your next post! :)

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  2. Like you said, this look healthy and refreshing.

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  3. Have awonderful vacation.SAlad looks beautifully presented and very creatively clicked.Healthy too.

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  4. Such a refreshing, healthy and delicious salad, looks fantastic..

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  5. very colourful and so beautiful...loved this one and your presentation..

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  6. This is so beautiful and healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Superb healthy salad..will try soon as I need to loose some weight..

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  8. what a lovely presentation! looks fresh and delightful :))

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  9. so colorful and wonderful looking koshimbir! moong daal is a really good addition to it.

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  10. Padhu,

    Deliciouu salad, cucumber carrot flower looks really good.

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  11. Typically Healthy and Colorful Salad. Very well presented. Adding Tomato and Lemon must have made it tangy as well.
    Great Recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. Yummy and this look healthy and refreshing!!!

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  13. Integral part of the south Indian festival meal.. Looks colorful and delicious!

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  14. A perfect healthy and nutritious salad..loved the presentation....

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  15. Great presentation as always!! Salad looks colorful and healthy..

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  16. Superb..Cool cucumber, carrot salad for hot summer. Healthy and refreshing salad... well presented.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog Padhu. I am following your blog.

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  17. we often make this but without the lentils. your presentation makes it look perfect.

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  18. Salad looks superb n perfect.

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  19. Very healthy salad.When I see a new post from you in my dashboard amidst my busy day I will be curious and quickly open to see your creativity ,u never disappointed me:).

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  20. wow..very healthy salad...loved the flower garnish ..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  21. wow, lovely salad , I love the dressing , would be great to have during this hot weather

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  22. மிகவும் அருமையான சத்தான சாலட்...சூப்பர்ப்...

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  23. Hey lovely salad. I love kosumbaris served in our marriages and functions ;) I crave for them :D

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  24. lovely presentation .... perfect for this summer

    Happy holidays

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  25. Dear padhu
    some awards are waiting for u at my blog..Please stop by to collect them

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  26. pls collect ur award from my blog
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  27. nice healthy and colorful salad. Thanks for coming by my blog.

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  28. hi padhu,
    Yummy salad..I would like to try it with the addition of capsicum :) thanks for the interesting tip
    TC
    Enjoy ur break and would love to wait eagerly for ur next post

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  29. Haiii!!!Padhu,,Hw r u ter dear,,,kosambari looks great dear n very healthy option of salad,,Happy holidays dear..

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  30. Very healthy and colorful salad Padhu...looks tempting :)

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  31. what a simple and a healthy salad! Lovely one.

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  32. Great for summer heat! Love the flower :)

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  33. that's a nice nutritious crunchy munchy delicious salad!!! colourful and appetizing, love the combinations of the ingredients!! lovely presentation too!!

    enjoy your stay at your mom's place !!!!!!

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  34. Have a great time at your mom's place.My name is Maya.

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  35. A fresh, healthy and delicious salad!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  36. refreshing yumm salad..perfect for the summer heat :-)

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  37. Hey Padhu,
    this salad looks so healthy and refreshing!perfect summer salad. Yum.

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  38. Lovely salad! I am a huge kosumbari fan. Have fun at your mom's!

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  39. Healthy, colorful and Delicious ! Looks awesome ans I'm sure must be tasting delicious.

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  40. Padu,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Kosambari is one of my favourite and it looks really good in your blog.

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  41. very healthy salad.. colourful

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  42. Healthy and delicious salad. Beautiful presentation as well. Enjoy your vacation and see you soon.

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  43. Looks light, refreshing and healthy to me.

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  44. great healthy recipe for salad..nice and colorful too

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  45. there are some awards waiting for you in my blog, pls collect them, enjoy your vacation..

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  46. Healthy salad. I like it. I love your cumcumber flower there :D Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  47. Lovely koshambari, when I saw this salad I remembered my Mom, and when I read your post about you going to mom's house!!, I envied you!!, that's the combo to my thoughts, Amma everyday makes some koshambari or the other, which I miss so much, my H doesn't fancy them so I do not make them often.., thanks for reviving my memories, and of course needless to say lovely presentation with beautiful clicks, thanks for the lovely comments in my blog

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  48. A very yummy salad..One of my all time favorites.
    Capsicum is a nice addition.Beautiful cucumber and carrot flower.Hope you had a Happy Vacation.

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  49. hai padhu mam
    i like this dish a lot
    thanku very much

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  50. picture superb mam
    :-)
    tempts to eat

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