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Moong Dal Kosambari - The Real Indian Salad

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine south indian
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup moong dal
  • 1 large carrot sprialised
  • 1 cucumber peeled and sprialised
  • 1/2 beetroot peeled and sprialised
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • handful coriander leaves chopped for garnish
  • 1/4 cup grated Coconut
  • Salt to taste

For the tempering

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds rai
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • Wash and soak moong dal for 2 hours. Drain and set aside
  • Mix together all the salad ingredients apart from coconut and coriander.
  • In a small tadka pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Sautee till they crackle, add curry leaves and sautee for 1 min. Pour over salad and mix
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and coconut. Serve cold
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