Carrot kosambari recipe | Carrot kosumalli | Moong dal carrot salad

Hesaru bele carrot kosambari recipe | Carrot kosumalli | South Indian moong dal carrot salad


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli


Carrot kosumalli recipe | Hesaru bele carrot kosambari recipe | South Indian moong dal carrot salad | Gajjara kosambari with detailed step-by-step photos and health benefits.

Kosambari is a healthy and tasty vegetable salad. Hesaru bele means yellow moong dal in Kannada. Kosambari is also called kosumalli in Tamil and koshambari or koshimbir in Hindi. We can also say spiced carrot lentil salad.

Carrot Kosambari is a very popular South Indian-style salad. It is a refreshing and nutritious salad that is prepared especially during festivals like Rama Navami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Gowri pooja, Navaratri, and wedding feasts.

I love to have this kosambari as a mid-morning snack, it is tasty and scrumptious as well. Raw vegetables are alkaline in nature and are packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, so you need not wait for special occasions to make this carrot kosumalli.

It is a simple recipe and easy to prepare as well. Carrot moong dal salad has a mild spice level and nutty flavor. Additionally, the kosumalli is tempered/ seasoned with mustard seeds, green or red chilis, curry leaves, and hing which gives a nice aroma to this salad, so do not skip the seasoning part. 

Further, moong dal should be soaked in water for a minimum of one hour, it is better if you soak them for a longer time. Kosumalli can be prepared with vegetables like southekayi/cucumber, cabbage, capsicum, beetroot, sweet corn, radish, etc. You can also soak the moong dal ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a quick salad preparation!


Recipe - Carrot moong dal Salad | hesaru bele carrot kosambari | carrot kosumalli 


Author - Pavithra 
Cuisine - Indian Cuisine 
Region - Karnataka
Course - Salad 
Prep time - 15 min | soaking time - 2hrs
Cook time - 2 min | Total time - 2 hrs 17 min
Diet - Vegetarian, and Vegan
Calories in kosambari - 156 calories
Kitchen tools - Bowl, small pan, grater, spoon.


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli

Carrot Kosambari Ingredients:


Carrot - 2 big
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Moong dal - 2 tbsp
Green chili - 1 to 2
Lemon - half
Salt - As per taste
Cilantro - 4 sprigs
Ginger - 1-inch grated - optional

To temper | season:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 2 tsp
Curry leaves - 5
Hing - 2 pinches

How to make kosambari:


1. Wash and soak moong dal in water for 2 hours. In the meantime, shred carrots & coconut. Drain the water and keep the veggies and moong dal ready.

2. Take a salad bowl and put shredded carrot & coconut, finely chopped cilantro, and green chili. Finally soaked moong dal.

3. Add salt for taste and gently combine the ingredients.

4. Take a small pan and keep it on medium flame. Pour oil, once it is hot, add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Then add some curry leaves and hing/asafoetida. Switch off the flame. Let it cool down.

5. Pour the seasoning over the salad. Give it a good mix. Finally, squeeze some lemon juice and garnish it with cilantro. Let it rest for 15 mins.

6. Carrot moong dal salad or Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari is ready to be served. Enjoy the salad!

How to make carrot kosumalli with step-wise images:


1. Wash and soak moong dal in water for 2 hours. In the meantime, shred carrots & coconut. Drain the water and keep the veggies and moong dal ready.

2. Take a salad bowl and put shredded carrot & coconut, finely chopped cilantro, and green chili. Finally soaked moong dal.


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli


3. Add salt for taste and gently combine the ingredients.


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli


4. Take a small pan and keep it on medium flame. Pour oil, once it is hot, add mustard seeds and let it crackle. Then add some curry leaves and hing/asafoetida. Switch off the flame. Let it cool down.


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli


5. Pour the seasoning over the salad. Give it a good mix. Finally, squeeze some lemon juice and garnish it with cilantro. Let it rest for 15 mins and then serve.


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli


Carrot moong dal salad or Hesaru bele carrot kosambari is ready to be served. Enjoy the salad!


Carrot Moong Dal Salad | Hesaru Bele Carrot Kosambari Recipe | Carrot Kosumalli


Here are some varieties of kosambari/Indian salad recipes: 




Health benefits of carrots:


1. Carrots are packed with beta-carotene that converts our body into vitamin A.
2. Vitamin A is needed for good eyesight, immune system, growth and development, and absorption of iron.
3. It contains Vitamin B6 which converts the food into energy.
4. It helps with blood pressure control.
5. It contains Vitamin K1 which promotes bone health.
6. It is rich in biotin, and potassium.
7. It balances your blood sugar.
8. It helps indigestion.
9. Carrots are great for oral care, healthy skin, and hair.
10. It is low in calories which helps to maintain body weight.

*Health benefits of coconut:


1. Coconut is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Rich in fiber.
3. It contains healthy fats and is a great source of protein.
4. It promotes weight loss.
5. Good for skin and hair.
6. Excellent source of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and copper.
7. It contains zinc and selenium which are required to maintain thyroid levels.
8. It is a great moisturizer for the skin and protects it from the sun.

Health benefits of yellow moong dal:


1. Yellow moong dal is a plant-based food that is high in protein.
2. It is low in fat and calorie.
3. Rich in vitamins and minerals.
4. Easily digestible.
5. It promotes hair growth.
6. Removes facial hair and suntan. Treats acne.
7. It prevents constipation.
8. It is high in potassium and calcium.
9. It reduces inflammation.
10. Low Glycemic Index.

*(Health benefits are taken from Google and Wikipedia).

Calories in the kosambari recipe:




(*Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate).

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