Thursday, September 20, 2007

Kosambari - Indian Salad

Kosambari - the Indian version of salad is made of fresh raw vegetables and with or without Lentils. It’s seasoned with mustard, coconut and fresh lime juice. Kosambari's are a quick, easy, no-cooking and no-nonsense salad which is a must in a kannadiga family, especially during the festive/wedding season or when there are guests at home.

I eat them by bowlfuls as it’s considered very healthy. It’s great during summer. Below, I am giving you two varieties of Kosambari. You can mix and match the vegetables to suit your taste.


Sauthekayi Kosambari - Cucumber Salad


Ingredients:

1/2 cup Moong Daal (split and skinned green gram)
1 Cucumber
1/2 cup grated coconut
Juice of a small piece of ginger
Finely chopped Coriander leaves
Salt and Pepper Powder
For seasoning: Little oil about 1/4 teaspoon, mustard seeds, 1-2curry leaves.

Method:

Soak moong daal for at least an hour in about 2 cups of water.
Peel and finely chop cucumber.

In a mixing bowl add Moong dal, chopped cucumber, grated coconut, ginger juice and coriander leaves.
Prepare seasoning with the above mentioned ingredients and add the seasoning to the above mixture.
Just before serving, add in salt and pepper to taste.

Sauthekayi Kosambari is ready!

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Carrot Kosambari - Carrot Salad



Ingredients:


1 big size Carrot
1/4 cup grated coconut
Juice of a small Lime/lemon (as per taste)
Finely chopped Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

For seasoning: Little oil about 1/4 teaspoon, mustard seeds, 1-2curry leaves, 1-2 red chilies.



Method:

Peel and grate carrot.
In a mixing bowl add grated carrot, grated coconut, and Lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Prepare seasoning with the above mentioned ingredients and add the seasoning to the above mixture.

Just before serving add in salt.

Carrot Kosambari is ready!
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Try these simple, healthy and delicious Kosambari's. I am sure you will like it too.

This will be my entry to RCI-Karnataka hosted by Asha from Foodie's Hope.




3 comments:

Roopa said...

Wow welcome back with the kosumbari looks so fresh and delicious :)About blore traffic hmmm we have to get going with it :) loved yummy savories you got from home !

Asha said...

Great entries G, thank you! Hope you don't stop here,I want some Hulianna, pudi , Nimbe Uppinkai or something for RCI K!!;D

Grihini said...

Roopa: Oh, you should see me to believe ow much of those sweets I've eaten in the last few days!

Asha: I hope you are flooded with recipes. A very good initiative by you to consolidate all Karnatka recipes. Great job!