Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Carrot Kosumalli Recipe | Carrot Moong Dal Kosambari | South Indian Style Carrot Salad | Gluten Free and Vegan Recipe

Carrot Moong Dal Kosambari

Hi Supermoms,

The beauty of Indian festivals and special days lies in the food served on such occasions. In South India, food is served on a banana leaf. The festive platter/sappadu/meal or thali starts with fruit , a ladle of payasam/kheer and salads. A small piece of banana is cut along with the skin and served. 

Next comes the salad or the kosumalli/kosambari. This is a refreshing salad with sweet, sour and spicy flavours. Fresh carrots make the best kosumalli. The salad has yellow moong dal/bean and grated coconut. 

You need to taste this salad to experience the flavours . You will be amazed at how simple ingredients added together in the right quantity and with minimum steps can give such a tasty and healthy dish. 

The carrot kosumalli is a heirloom recipe. The best tasting kosumalli is that of my grandmother 💖.  I always make this dish on weekends and special days . However, you can make it everyday. It is so easy to make and is wholesome. You can even add in few more grated vegetables . 

A traditional Tamil Sappadu is in complete without Kosumalli. Presenting the delicious and crunchy Carrot Kosumalli Recipe. 

Carrot Kosumalli Recipe

Carrot Kosumalli Recipe | Carrot Moong Dal Kosambari :

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 2 minutes
Serves : 1-2
1 cup = 250 ml cup 

Ingredients :

1 medium size red carrot/Delhi carrot ( or regular carrot)
2 teaspoons moong dal /husked and split green gram
1/4 cup fresh coconut ( grated)
1 teaspoon lemon juice ( freshly squeezed, adjust ) 
1/8 teaspoon dry ginger powder or grated dry ginger
salt to taste

For tempering :

1 teaspoon coconut oil 
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 
1 green chilli ( finely chopped)
2-3 curry leaves ( torn roughly)

Method :

1. Soak washed moong dal in hot water for 30 minutes .
2. Drain and add it to a wide bowl.
3. Add grated carrot, dry ginger and coconut.
4. Mix well.
5. Heat oil and temper with ingredients given for the same.
6. Pour the tempering over the carrot mixture .
7. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice and mix well.
Your vibrant and authentic carrot kosumalli recipe is now ready !!

Carrot Kosumalli Recipe

Looking for more salad recipes? You can find them here.

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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