Kosambari / Moong Dal Salad


  1. Moong dal / cherupayar parippu – 1/4 cup, soaked in water for 2 – 3 hrs and drained well

Cucumber- 1 medium, peeled and chopped

Cilantro – 2 – 3 tbsp, finely chopped

Carrot – 3 tbsp, grated

Onion – 2 tbsp, finely chopped

Green chilly – 1, minced

Lemon juice – 2 tsp or taste

Salt and pepper – 1 pinch

2. Grated coconut – 2 tbsp

Roasted peanuts – 3 – 4 tbsp

For tadka

3. Oil – 2 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – A few


  1. Combine all the ingredients numbered 1,
  2. Heat oil in a small pan. Splutter mustard seeds and fry a few curry leaves. Pour over the salad. Mix well.
  3. Garnish with grated coconut and peanuts..It tastes really yum..do give it a try!


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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