Kosambari or how to prepare Kosambari

Recipe Categories: Salads and Raitas

A very traditional South Indian side dish is ‘Kosambari’. It’s main ingredient is Cucumber mixed with split green gram, coriander leaves, coconut gratings, chilies, lemon juice and any fruits like pomegranate, grapes etc., here I have used pomegranate. It is tasty and healthy salad to lunch as well as in the evening snack. Try this mixed Kosmbari. 

Preparation time – 10 to  15 min

Cooking time – 2 to 3 min for seasoning

Serves – 4 to 5

Ingredients :


Cucumber  – 1 cup (chopped finely)

Chana dal –   ½ bowl (soaked)

Moong dal – ½ bowl (soaked)

Carrot – 1 cup (grated)

Pomegranate  – 1 cup (peeled)

Coconut – 1 cup

Green chilies – 2 to 3 nos

Curry leaves – 10 to 15 leaves

Coriander leaves –  1 cup (chopped)

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Lemon jucie – 1/2 lemon juice

Salt to taste

Oil – ½ tsp


Soak the moong dal and chana dal in a seperate bowl for 30 min and drain the water, keep it aside. Take a bowl add soaked chana dal, moong dal, grated carrot, cucumber finely chopped, pomegranate seeds, chopped coriander, chopped green chilies, mix all together add salt and lemon juiced, mix properly and keep aside.


Take a tadka pan, heat ½ tsp of oil in it and put mustard seed when it begins to sparkle add curry leaves and give this seasoning to prepared mixture.


Kosambari is ready to be served.





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