Friday, May 26, 2017

Carrot Kosambari Recipe-Carrot Moong Dal Salad-Karnataka Style

Kosambari is a very simple and healthy Indian salad. It is a speciality of Karnataka. It is usually made with soaked moong dal, freshly grated coconut and any sprouts or vegetables. I am a salad person and love all types of salads. This carrot kosambari is one of my favorites. Today we will learn how to make carrot kosambari following this easy recipe.

Carrot Kosambari

Carrot Kosambari-Carrot Moong Dal Salad

Carrot Kosambari

 Prep Time : 10 mins (excluding soaking time)
 Recipe CategorySalad-Carrots
 Recipe CuisineKarnataka

   Ingredients needed

   Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
   Carrot - 3/4 - 1 cup grated
   Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
   Fresh Coconut - 1/4 cup grated
   Lemon - 1 medium size
   Salt to taste

   For the Seasoning

   Oil - 1/2 tsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Red Chillies - 1-2 (optional)
   Asafoetida/hing - a pinch
   Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Wash and soak moong dal (split yellow variety) for 1 hour. After 1 hour, drain the water and keep it aside.

Wash, peel the skin and grate carrots.

Grate fresh coconut and keep it aside (fresh coconut recommended).


In a bowl, mix together soaked and drained moong dal, grated carrot, coriander leaves, fresh coconut and salt needed. Squeeze juice of one medium sized lemon and mix well. Taste and adjust lemon juice as you prefer.

Carrot Moong Dal Salad-Karnataka Style

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add red chillies, hing, green chillies and curry leaves. Saute for a second and add the seasoning to the kosambari.

Mix well and serve carrot kosambari as an accompaniment with rice.

Check my Cucumber Kosambari and other salad-sundal recipes.


  1. Very appetising they look . will definitely try

  2. No need to cook dal? Can we eat like that...

    1. Not required if you soak it for one hour or even more.

    2. even u can add to this cucumber also finely chopped

    3. Of course, you can add cucumber in addition to carrots. It becomes cucumber carrot kosambari.

  3. Tried the recipe. Tasted good :)


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