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Kosambari (ಕೋಸಂಬರಿ, सलाद, కోసంబరి)

Kosambari

Kosambari (ಕೋಸಂಬರಿ, सलाद, కోసంబరి):Kosambari is a speciality of karnataka. It is a typr of Indian Salad. Traditionally, Kosambari is a mixture of raw vegetables (Grated/Cubed) that is combined with soaked lentils (Channa Dal/Moong Dal) & seasoned with red chillies & mustard seeds. It can be made rich and zesty by adding fresh coconut, raw mango and lemon juice. There is no boundary for once imagination to make varieties of kosambaris .

It is very colorful, fresh and a healthy, loaded with tons of nutritional values. It can be enjoyed by everyone, in any season, on any occasion and at any time of the day.

Regional Dish : Karnataka , TamilNadu, Andhra Pradesh.

Cuisine Style : Karnataka | Cooking Time 15 minutes | Take it as such | Type Snack | Shelf Life : 1day. |

Appx. Nutritional values calculated for 1 serving ( 1 Cup) :

Calories (100 Kcal), Carbohydrates (10 g), Protein (3 g), Fat (0.11 g).

Ingredients:

  • Sprouted  or soaked  Green gram ( whole or split) – 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum chopped – 2 table spoons
  • Carrot grated  – 2 table spoons
  • Cucumber  chopped – 2 table spoons
  • Coriander leaves chopped – 2 table spoons
  • Green chilli chopped – 1 no
  • Onion finely chopped – 1 no( optional)
  • Fresh grated  coconut– 2 table spoons
  • Lemon juice – 2 table spoons
  • Salt – as per taste

For seasoning

  • Mustard – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Red chilli – 2 nos Broken in to pieces
  • Cooking oil – 1/2 tea spoon
  • Curry leaves chopped – 1 table spoon
  • Asafetida –  a pinch

Method:

  1. Mix all the above items in a big bowl.
  2. Do the  seasoning;
  3. During mango season, you can use raw mango.
  4. Kosambari can also be made with vegetables like beet root, cabbage, radish, tomato and corn, pomegranate seeds.
  5. You can also add curds.

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