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
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.