Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad | Green moong dal kosambari recipe


Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad | Green Moong dal kosambari recipe with detailed step-by-step photos and health benefits.

Kosambari is nothing but a simple South Indian salad recipe that contains green moong dal as a main ingredient. To complement, raw vegetables like onion, tomatoes, and cucumber are combined to make a wholesome and nutritious salad.

Kosambari salad can be enjoyed as a snack or served as a side dish for lunch thali. It is absolutely refreshing and light on the stomach because it keeps you satiated for a long time. Green moong dal is high in protein, vitamin b, calcium, and fiber, contains complex carbs, and is low in fat.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

Koasambari is a versatile salad recipe; it can be made with different lentils like chana dal, urad dal, green gram, yellow moong dal, etc. Besides, veggies like cucumber, carrot, corn, beets, raw mango, cabbage, and coriander leaves can be combined with lentils to make a wholesome salad.

Traditionally, the salad is given the final tempering/tadka, which provides an aromatic flavor but is an optional step. Plus, it tastes great when garnished with grated coconut.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

The other name for green moong dal is mung bean, green gram in English, pachai payaru in Tamil, and hesaru bele in Kannada. Similarly, kosambari is also called koshambari in Kannada, koshimbir in Marathi, and Kosumalli in Tamil.

Kosambari, made from moong lentils, is served to Lord Rama on the occasion of Ram Navami. Besides kosambari, Panakam, and neer, mor/majjige is also served to God.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

Recipe - Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari


Serves - 2
Cuisine - South Indian
Region - Karnataka
Course - Salad
Prep time - 10 mins | Cook time - 15mins | Total time - 25 mins
Diet - Vegetarian & Vegan
Author - Pavithra

Green moong dal kosambari ingredients:

Boiled green moong dal – 1 cup
Red onion - 1/4 cup chopped
Tomatoes - 1/2 cup chopped
Cucumber - 1 cup chopped
Coriander leaves – 5 sprigs chopped
Pomegranate kernels - 1/4 cup
Dates - 2 chopped
Cashews - 10
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Green chili - 1 finely chopped
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

Optional veggies:

Raw mango - 2 tbsp chopped
Coconut – 2 tbsp grated
Carrot - 2 tbsp grated

To temper: (Optional)

Oil – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Red/Green chili – 1
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Hing/Asafoetida - A pinch

Tips:

1. Green moong dal can be replaced with soaked yellow moong dal.

2. I have added cashews for a crunchy flavor. It can be skipped or replaced with any nuts of your choice.

3. Dates are added for a sweet flavor. You can skip or replace it with raisins.

4. Tempering is entirely optional. Coconut oil works great for tempering. 

5. Adjust spice and salt as per choice.

How to make moong dal kosambari with step by step photos:


1. Place the boiled green moong dal in a mixing bowl.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

2. Chop the red onion, tomatoes, cucumber, and cilantro/coriander leaves.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

3. Combine and add pomegranate kernels, cashews, lemon juice, and chopped dates. Then, throw in some salt and pepper powder. Mix it well.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

4. Serve the kosambari salad as a snack or with a lunch meal.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe




Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

Health benefits of whole green moong dal:

1. Green Moong dal is packed with protein and dietary fiber.
2. It helps to reduce bad cholesterol. 
3. It regulates blood pressure.
4. Complex carbohydrates.
5. It has a low glycemic index.
6. It helps in healthy weight management.
7. Moong dal is a rich source of potassium and magnesium.
8. It enhances gut health.

Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe

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Kosambari recipe | Kosambari salad recipe | Green moong dal kosambari recipe


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