Thursday, September 13, 2012

Moong Carrot Kosambari - Raw Mungbean and Carrot Salad

Kosambari is a raw salad with vegetables and legumes. Two kinds of kosambaris are served as part of a traditional "oota" or meal in Karnataka. Split moong and split chana are typically used, along with carrots and/or cucumbers. This is easy to prepare and is very high in protein. Using bean sprouts will up the nutrition, like the carrot alfalfa sprout kosambari here.

Carrot Kosambari


1/2 cup hesarukalu/whole moong (or split moong)
1 cup carrot, grated
1 heaped tbsp fresh grated coconut
1 tsp chopped cilantro
juice of half a lemon (optional)
salt to taste

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a pinch of heeng/asafoetida
2-3 green chillies, chopped fine
cooking oil


Soak the moong bean in water for 3 hours. Wash a few times and drain all the water.
In a bowl, mix in the carrot, coconut and cilantro with the softened moong.
Heat oil and make the tadka. Add to the bowl.
Just before serving, add salt and lemon juice and mix well.


Prathibha said...

I love this n i can have it as a meal.I know split moong,split Chana kosambari and also Other varieties but I never knew urad dal kosambari.

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Vani said...

I've done this way too often! Changed to moong. Thanks, P!

Thanks, Shama. Will try

Kannada Cuisine said...

one of my the pic

Shobha said...

So colourful..
It looks inviting.

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

Very healthy & delicious. Great click too

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Who wouldn't want this healthy bowl of salad !!

Nagashree said...

Gorgeous looking kosambari Vani. Summer favorites, whole mung kosambari is healthier.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Healthy bowl of salad, looks delicious..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I do make almost same salad..pic looks lovely

Priya said...

Healthy and catchy kosambari.