Raw Carrot-Lentil Salad/Carrot Kosambari

Friday, August 29, 2008

Kosambari is a speciality of karnataka. I would call Kosambari, an Indian Salad. Traditionally, Kosambari is a mixture of raw vegetables (Grated/Cubed) and soaked lentils (Channa Dal/Moong Dal) & seasoned with chillies & mustard seeds.
At my place, I make this alteast once a week. I love it some much that I sometimes have it as an evening snack. I have always loved eating Kosambari along with Rice & Rasam. A very yummy combo.
Here is the recipe:

Preparation time: 10 mins - excluding soaking time for lentils.

You will need:
  1. Grated Carrot - 1 cup
  2. Channa Dal - 3/4 cup - soaked in water for 2 - 3 hours
  3. 1 green chilli - chopped
  4. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 2 tsp lemon juice
  6. Salt as per taste
  7. 1 tsp oil


  • In a bowl, Mix together grated carrots & Soaked Channa Dal
  • Temper with mustard seeds & green chillies
  • Add lemon juice & Salt as per taste
  • Mix well & Serve

Enjoi !!

Can also be served with roti/chapati. Goes Best with Rice & Rasam/Sambhar as a Side Dish

Off this goes to Anisheetu's Place for the Event,

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