Kosumalli recipe | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe | Moong dal kosambari

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe | Yellow moong dal kosambari recipe with detailed step-by-step photos.

Kosumalli is a typical South Indian-style salad recipe. This salad is a blend of assorted vegetables, soaked lentils, and finally tempered with spices. It is a perfect dish to make if you want a protein-rich lunch salad.

Pasi paruppu means yellow moong dal in Tamil. Kosumalli is also called Kosambari in Kannada and Koshimbir in Marathi.

This spiced lentil salad recipe is nutritious and flavorful. It is mainly prepared during Indian festivals such as Ram Navami, Navaratri, and Ganesh Chathurthi. I often love to make this kosumalli at home.

Kosumalli salad is usually served as a side dish on special occasions like South Indian weddings, parties, etc. It can also be served as a quick snack for your kids in the evening. This recipe can be easily modified with any of your favorite vegetables. Alright, now let's get started!

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

Recipe - Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi paruppu kosumalli | Spiced lentil salad recipe

Serves - 4
Cuisine - South Indian
Region - Karnataka
Course - Salad
Diet - Vegetarian & Vegan
Preparation Time - 20 mins | Soaking time - 2 hours | Cook time - 3 mins
Author - Pavithra 

Ingredients for kosumalli recipe:

1. Yellow Moong dal - half-cup soaked.
2. Carrot - half cup grated.
3. Cucumber - half-cup cubed.
4. Green/Raw mango - half cup grated.
5. Capsicum/Bell pepper - 1/4 cup finely chopped.
6. Coconut - 1/4 cup grated.
7. Salt - As per taste.
8. Cilantro/coriander leaves - 1/4 cup chopped.
9. Ginger - 1 tbsp grated.
10. Lemon - half

(Note: Veggies like cabbage, zucchini, green gram sprouts, pomegranate kernels, and radish can be included).

For Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp.
2. green chili - 1.
3. Red chili - 1.
4. Asafoetida / Hing - 2 pinches
5. Curry leaves - 6

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

How to make kosumalli:

1. Firstly, soak yellow moong dal in water for 2 hours and drain the water completely using a strainer. In the meantime, chop and grate the vegetables as per your choice. (Note: Moong dal can be soaked overnight too).

2. Secondly, take a salad bowl and add soaked moong dal along with carrot, cucumber, mango, capsicum, ginger, coconut, and cilantro.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

3. Thirdly, combine the veggies and dal gently using a spatula.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

4. Heat a small pan over a medium flame.
Pour a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds and let it crackle.
Then add chopped or slit green chili and red chili, hing, and curry leaves.
Turn off the flame and let the seasoning cool down.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

5. Pour the seasoning over the salad and gently mix it. Finally, squeeze some lemon and let it rest for 10 mins.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

Pasi paruppu kosumalli recipe
 is ready to be served as a snack or part of the thali meal.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

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Health Benefits of Yellow Moong Dal:

1. Yellow moong dal is a plant-based food 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 of Cucumber:

1. Cucumber is a low-calorie veggie that contains 95% water.
2. It helps to flush out toxins from the body.
3. It aids digestion.
4. Rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C, D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium
5. It eases heartburn, stomach acid, and ulcer.
6. It is cholesterol-free, sodium-free, fat-free, and gluten-free.
7. It controls blood pressure.
8. High in antioxidants
9. It strengthens bones.
10. It reduces the dark circle.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

Health Benefits of Raw Mango:

1. Raw mango lowers cholesterol.
2. It contains vitamin C and antioxidants.
3. It improves digestion.
4. Helps to reduce acidity in the stomach.
5. Raw mango gives a lot of energy.
6. It detoxifies the liver.
7. It strengthens the immune system.
8. It helps in weight loss.
9. Good for hair, skin, and teeth.
10. It prevents dehydration.
11. It treats stomach disorders like constipation, indigestion, and bloating.

Health Benefits of Carrot:

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 iron absorption.
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 with digestion.
9. Carrots are great for oral care, healthy skin and hair.
10. It is low in calories which helps to maintain body weight.

Kosumalli recipe | Kosumalli salad | Pasi Paruppu Kosumalli recipe

Health Benefits of Coconut:

1. Coconut is packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
2. Rich in fiber.
3. It contains healthy fats and is an excellent 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, required to maintain thyroid levels.
8. It is an excellent moisturizer for the skin and protects it from the sun.

Kosumalli recipe calories:

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

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