Anu's Kitchen Tanjore Marathi Recipes

Chana dal Kosambari | Sweet Koshimbir

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.

Sweet Kosambari
Sweet Kosambari

Time taken: 10 min
Serves: 3-4


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

Preparation Method:

  • 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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