Kosambari Recipe | Moong Dal Kosambari | Lentil and Fresh Veggie Salad

by Rachna

Kosambari is a salad I fell in love with at first go. It is traditionally served at Karnataka festivals and wedding feasts. It is also made specially on Ram Navami as a prasad offering. But I love to have it as a snack, making large quantities of it. Not only is it delicious with its simple and fresh flavours, kosambari is very quick to make and is very nutritious as well. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe. This time I made it without the tempering or tadka but have incorporated it in the recipe. It does add to the flavour.

Kosambari recipe

Kosambari Recipe | Moong Dal Kosambari | Lentil and Fresh Veggie Salad

Rachna Parmar
This is a fresh and tasty salad made with soaked and uncooked lentils and chopped vegetables. Do try it.
5 from 3 votes
Course Salad
Cuisine Karnataka
Servings 4
Calories 591 kcal


  • 1/2 cup moong dal split green gram soaked in water for 2 hours and drained
  • 1 cucumber chopped fine
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1/4 fresh coconut grated
  • 1 green chilly finely chopped
  • finely chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice

For tempering

  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh curry leaves


  • Mix all the ingredients of the salad -- drained moong dal, chopped cucumber, grated carrot and coconut, chopped chilly and coriander leaves together. Add salt and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Now heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves and allow them to sputter.
  • Add to the salad and serve immediately.
  • Your delicious kosambari is ready to serve.


1. You can add other veggies like boiled sweet corn too though this is the classic recipe that I've shared.
2.Do not add salt and lime juice if you are planning to consume later.
Store each ingredient separately. Mix together and add tempering only when you are ready to eat.
3.You can have it without the tempering as well.


Nutrition Facts
Kosambari Recipe | Moong Dal Kosambari | Lentil and Fresh Veggie Salad
Amount Per Serving (50 g)
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 1539mg44%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 34g142%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 10560IU211%
Vitamin C 108.3mg131%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 8.4mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Do try this simple recipe. It will be a salad you will love making over and over again.

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Rajlakshmi -

A variation of this is served in temples in my hometown. Yours look more flavourful and delightful. And easy to make too. ?

Rachna -

That’s nice to know, Raj! Yes, easy too.

Nabanita Dhar -

Something similar is made by Ma during Poojas. It really is easy to make ?

Rachna -

True and tasty too. 🙂

Megala -

Beautiful, love the addition of grated coconut !

Rachna -

Thanks Megala

Shalini -

This sounds very wholesome and delish. shall try it out soonest. thanks for sharing Rachna.

Rachna -

I hope you enjoy it.


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