Cucumber Kosambari

Kosumbari is a typical and traditional  veg salad in Karnataka. Make this delicious Cucumber Kosumbari, using this simple recipe from Madappalli.

Peeled and finely chopped English Cucumbers             - 2 cups
Moong dhal                                                         - 1/4 cup 
Finely chopped Green chillies                                – 3 no
Lemon juice                                                     – 1tbsp
Salt                                                                to taste

For seasoning:
Cooking oil                                                - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds                                           - 1/4 teaspoon
Asafetida                                                  - a couple of pinches
Cilantro                                                    - 3 tbsp. (finely chopped)
Grated coconut                                          – 3 tbsp.
Fresh basil leaves (optional)                          -  1 tbsp.

  • Soak Moong dhal in water in a bowl for about an hour, drain the water and set aside. Using warm/hot water will speed up the soaking process.
  • Add the finely chopped cucumber, cilantro, basil, green chillies and grated coconut to the Moong dhal and mix well.
  • In a small pan, heat oil, pop mustard seeds, add the Asafetida and fry for a second. And pour the mixture over the above cucumber mixture; add salt & Lemon juice. Mix well once again.
  • The Kosambari is ready to serve.