Thursday, June 6, 2013

Moong Dal Cucumber Salad-Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli Recipe

Kosumalli  also known as Kosumbari is a traditional South Indian salad prepared with fresh vegetables and mostly soaked moong dal. There are many combinations and this is one of them. I love salads and can have it any time without any accompaniment. Today let us learn a very simple and healthy Indian salad following our easy recipe. 

Kosumalli-Indian salad

How to prepare Kosumalli/ salad 

Prep time - under 15 mins
Serves - 2

Ingredients needed

Moong dal/split yellow variety/pasiparuppu - 1/2 cup
Grated or finely chopped cucumber - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Fresh Lemon juice to taste
Salt as needed

For the seasoning 

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds -3/4 tsp
Green chillies - 2 slit
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves -few


Wash and soak moong dal for 1/2 an hour. Drain the water and keep it aside.

Grate cucumber, add salt to it and keep it aside for 15 minutes.

Grate coconut.(fresh coconut preferable)


Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, green chillies and curry leaves.

Add the moong dal after draining all the water completely. Saute for 2-3 seconds and switch off the flame.

Add needed salt, grated coconut and grated cucumber after squeezing out all the water from the cucumber.

Add lemon juice to taste and mix everything well.

Serve this salad with rice, pulao, roti or just have it as an evening snack like me.

Since me and my kids love salads, you will find a long list of Indian Salad Recipes in my space.

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  1. It must be light and will help in dieting time.

  2. this dish is new to me..but it is healthy and comforting dish

  3. I don't like raw pasi paruppu .After i had this at bangalore, i loved it .Thanks for sharing .But when i saw the name i was little confused ,i heard of it as "kosumbari" .


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