Wednesday, 9 January 2008


New year brings a resolution session also for most of the world, and I am sure 90% of the resolutions include a balanced diet and loss of weight programme.. contributing towards the healthy diet.. I am just giving the recipe of KOSAMBARI - basically a salad with lentils and carrot which is integral part of a festive meal in Karnataka meal. There are two types one with Green gram dal (moongdal/hesarubele) and another with Bengal gram dal (chanadal/ kadalebele).Both are as delicious.. I made the Greengram one today.

The Green Gram dal used in this dish is very easy to digest and can be used cooked or uncooked.The calorific value is relatively less and fat percentage is next to nil. The only drawback I see is the liberal use of fresh coconut but it certainly enhances the taste and I wouldn't complain much about it.

Whenever I attend a wedding or festivity where the meal is served on a green plantain leaf this is served as a add on dish and is quite less in serving for me..I don't shy to to ask again , I do not mind licking fingers either...try it and let me know if you did the same...




1 cup Moong dal ( split green gram dal)

1 cup Fresh grated carrot

1 cup Fresh grated coconut

1 fresh green chilli (finely chopped)

finely chopped coriander leaves,

few curry leaves

finely chopped ginger

2 tbsp oil

1 tbsp mustard seeds

2 tbsp of lemon juice

and salt to taste


Soak the Green gram dal (hesarubele) for about 3 to 4 hours..Drain and soak of all the water on a thin cloth or tissue paper. Add grated carrot, coconut, coriander leaves ginger,lemon juice and salt.

Heat the oil, add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds splutter add the curry leaves and finely chopped green chillies .

Mix the seasoning to the salad. It can be a full meal by itself or served with Chitranna (Lemon rice) or any meal.


The Bhandari's said...

Hey I have tasted this salad in singapore at one of my friends place she is kannad and I loved this salad, even I tried once at my in-laws place and they too liked it but i forgot it's name thanks for reminding :)
Once again will try this and this time I know where to look for the recipe agar beech mein kuch bhool gayee
definitly this is nice and yummy salad, must try for everyone

Shubha said...

Hi Anjan, Nice to see your comments.. It is definitely a yummy salad and more over almost zero fat and filled with nutrients.

yep agree with you, a must try dish..

Himani said...

Hi Shubha di !!!
I tried your yellow moong dal salad n it turned out amazing.I am not much of a coconut fan so i it used very little but i don't think, i had compromised much on the taste part.Keep on posting such healthy n fat free recipe which can help us in losing some extra care