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Kosambari | Koshimbir

Koshimbir is a “No-Cook” recipe. It is a healthy salad prepared with lentils and raw veggies. Mustard seasoned in sesame oil acts as the salad dressing. This cruchy recipe is a must in Thanjavur Maharastrian festive menu.

We dakshini Maharastrians enjoy sweet kosambari made with roasted channa dal along with moong kosambari. Here is the link to sweet kosambari recipe.



Moong dal (payatham paruppu): 4 tbsp
Green chillies: 1-2 (chopped)
Raw mango and/or Cucumber: 1-2 tbsp (chopped finely)
Grated coconut: 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
Hing (asafetida/perungayum): a pinch
Curry leaves and/or Cilantro: few (chopped finely)
Sesame oil (gingelly oil): 1/2 tsp
Lime juice (optional): 1/4 tsp
Salt: to taste

Note: I didn’t have carrots at home so skipped it. Adding grated carrots gives wonderful taste increases the crunchiness of this kosambari / salad.

Preparation Method:

  • Soak dal in water for about an hour.
  • Drain the water and add chopped mango, cucumber, cilantro, salt and grated coconut.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Heat oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.
  • Add it to the dal  kosambari.
  • Add lime juice and stir well before you serve.

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