Kosambari/Cucumber Kosambari/Cucumber Salad with Lentils

For the second day under Karnataka recipes under the regional dishes in BM#66 is a simple salad kosambari.
Kosambari is a lentil based salad usually served in festival menu in Karnataka.It can also be eaten as such for a healthy snack.Here I used cucumber along with lentils(moong dhal),carrots or combination of carrot and cucumber can also be made for a colorful kosambari.

                                                                                                                      Kosambari /Cucumber Kosambari

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 30 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 2 minutes
   Serves ~ 2-3


 1.5- 2cups
Moong dhal/paasiparuppu
1/4 cup
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1-2 (finely chopped)
2 tbs
Lemon juice
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped)
as needed

  For the tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu
1 tsp
Red chilly/varamilagai
a pinch
Curry leaves
few leaves
  • Wash and soak the moong dhal in water for 30 minutes.Meanwhile chop the cucumber into small pieces.Slice the green chillies and keep it aside.
  • Drain the water completely from the dhal after soaking and take in a bowl.Add the chopped cucumber,green chilly,grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.Mix it well.
  • In a small pan heat the oil and do the tempering with the given ingredients and add it to the cucumber mixture.Mix it well.
  • Mix in salt and lemon juice while serving.


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That is a fantastic salad and what beautiful presentation...drooling Nalini !

wow and super awesome presentation. :-)

the salad looks wonderful...will have to make it to see how it tastes :)

That is a refreshing salad and perfect for summer. Cucumbers go so well with the lentils!

Healthy and delicious salad. Looks great.

Just love this healthy kosambari, beautiful clicks there.

Wonderful salad and I prefer to have it as is.

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