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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kosambari,a raw vegetable salad(With Carrots,Cucumber and Lentils)


A summery salad with fresh veggies including cool cucumber,carrots and tender soaked moong lentils,Kosambari is a favorite side served along with rice,sambar among other tasty dishes in a full course Udupi meal. With minimum or no cooking required the salad\side is definitely a favorable dish for hot summers.

Recipe adapted from Ramya's Mane Adige
Ingredients
1 cup carrots,grated
1/2 cup Moong lentil,soaked (for 4-6 hrs or over night) or use full grown moong sprouts or any other tender sprouts(I used broccoli sprouts).
1 small cucumber,diced
1/2 cup coconut,fresh or dried
1 tablespoon cilantro,finely chopped
1-2 small green chillies,finely chopped(optional)

for dressing
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil [exclude the oil here if tempering the salad]
1/2 teaspoon black pepper,freshly ground
1 tablespoon lemon juice,freshly squeezed
1/2 teaspoon salt

optional for Tadka (tempering)
2 teaspoon vegetable oil or coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
few curry leaves

3 leaves Romaine lettuce(optional)

Method
Mix all the ingredients in a large salad bowl.Whisk all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and pour in the salad,toss to mix.The salad in the picture is not tempered to keep it as raw as possible, for more flavor temper the salad.Heat the oil and add the seeds and leaves,when seeds start to splutter.turn off the heat.let cool for a minute or 2 before mixing in the salad.Served on fresh lettuce leaves with rice and curry or sambar or rasam.

Kosambari is my entry for Lakshmi's RCI event,hosting Udupi and Mangalorean Cuisine this month is Sia of Monsoon Spice.

32 comments:

Pavithra said...

hi yasmeeen this is my fav salad dear.. i too do this often even i too wanted to post this. I have posted sprout salad visit my blog when you find time. Nice click as well

Shama Nagarajan said...

yet an another healthy salad from you...nice presentation...

Pooja said...

That is a lovely healthy summer salad! I love salads with sprouts!

Smitha said...

This is a new salad to me. Like the sprouted moong. The look os the salad looks so natural, meaning, it looks like something growing on the forest floor. Nice.

Shri said...

I love the way you presented it on a leaf!A Healthy dish!

sangeeta said...

i love this kind of salads but dint know it's called kosambari...the broccoli sprouts are new for me...you get them in the stores or you make at home....at first i was startled to see the long thin sprouts.

your pics are always good.

VineelaSiva said...

Wow what a healthy salad.I love this salad.I love to add onions and squeeze lemon.Its really awesome Yasmeen.

Ann said...

I havent tasted that yet yasmeen..healthy and awesome...with lentils and cucu...thanks for sharing.

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a great refreshing salad...perfect start to a meal.

Parita said...

Refreshing and colorful salad, seems simple to make and sounds delicious, i'll def will be trying this!

Faiza Ali said...

This is my favorite Salad. Nice presentation and nice click as usual :)

Rush said...

love the sprout decor!!!

Soma said...

I make this & my family loves it. I have never used coconut oil tho. what a beautiful way to present.

Love the way you coated your Milan cookies Yasmeen.

5 Star Foodie said...

A very unique and refreshing salad!

meeso said...

That is one healthy and tasty looking salad! I love fresh vegetables, and with some lentils added in, It's irresistible!

Sanghi said...

yummmy delicious salad.! FIL is extended to Jul 31st.. so send some more too if can dear!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats nice entry for the event!!

Sharmila said...

Am going easy on salads due to the rains here. This one looks so good ... especially on that bed of leaves. :-)

Neha said...

Very nice and healthy salad, and nicely presented too...

aquadaze said...

such a refreshing salad yasmeen! And love the presentation :)

Anu said...

Thats a great refreshing salad and healthy too............. Nice presentation....

Prathibha said...

I just love this...very healthy one..

Curry Leaf said...

Love the way you are exploring manglorean cuisine.I make the same without using the tadka and using urad dal.The click is too inviting and the dish is very healthy

Varunavi said...

This is my fav salad now as i am dieting since 2 weeks.Never tried brocolli sprouts,will vouch of that in the supermarkets :)

Jen said...

love the summery look of the salad.

DEESHA said...

I love kosambari too .. so healthy isn't it?

Kalaivani said...

Simple and yummy salad.Lovely presentation.

Pari said...

looking at your green salad I am really feeling cool. Nice presentation dear.

Smitha said...

Have something for u on my blog:)

Ann said...

Please accept the award. Its in my Blog.

Ammu said...

Very tempting. Healthy and nutrious. There is something waiting for u in my blog.

Trupti said...

Salad looks delicious & healthy

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