Kosambari (in Kannada) or Koshimbir (in Marathi) is a salad made with lentils. Usually kosambari is prepared as a spicy salad with moong dal (split green gram) and red chillies and seasoned with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Koshimbir is a healthy Indian salad recipe. We can even add grated carrots, beetroot and cabbage to make it even more healthier!
Sweet kosambari is a traditional recipe that appears in Tanjore Maharastrian festive menu. Unlike moong kosambari, sweet kosambari is not prepared as a salad. As the name suggests it is a “sweet” dish.
Sweet kosambari is served next to moong dal kosambari. Its a tradition to eat sweet koshimbir after you finish moong dal koshimbir. Sweet kosambir is made with chana dal (bengal gram), grated coconut, sugar and cardamom.
Time taken: 10 min
Chana dal (bengal gram/kadalai paruppu): 1/4 cup
Coconut: 1 tbsp (grated)
Sugar: 1 tbsp (or less)
Ghee (clarified butter): 1 tsp
Cardamom powder: 1/4 tsp
- Heat ghee and roast dal till it turns slightly brown in color.
- Add coconut, sugar and cardamom powder
- Mix thoroughly and serve.
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