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Moong dal Kosambari

Soaked Moong dal Salad

Recipe by Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad of Santa Clara, US

This is prepared in South Indian house & temples on festivals. They also make this kosambari in Wedding dawat.

Ingredients vegetarian 2 servings

    • 1 cup Yellow Moong dal (Soaked for 1/2 hour)
    • 1/2 cup scraped fresh Coconut (can use frozen also, thaw well before use)
    • 2 finely chopped Green chillies
    • 1/2 cup chopped Cucumber
    • 1/2 cup grated Carrot
    • 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro (coriander leaves)
    • 2 tsp Vegetable Oil
    • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
    • a pinch of Hing
    • Salt to taste
    • 2 tsp Lemon juice (optional)


    1. Drain all the water from the Dal & put it in a mixing bowl.
    2. To this add Coconut, Cilantro, Cucumber & Carrot. Mix well.
    3. Heat Oil in a kadai. Add Mustard seeds & Hing. Once the seeds splutter, add Green chillies. Fry for 15 secs.
    4. Pour it over the Dal mixture. Add Salt & lemon juice. Mix well & serve.

    Note: With the same procedure, Chana dal kosambari is also made. Replace Moong dal with Channa dal.


    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Mrs.Soujanya Hariprasad

    Hi Mr. Shah. Yes we just soak it. We can do the same thing with Channa dal also. Thank u.

    Mr Shah

    Hi Mrs Soujanya, just soak the dal in water and not to presser cook? Thanks