Kosambari is a kind of salad that is a specialty of Karnataka. Kosambari is usually made during festivals, weddings and other special occasions. Traditionally kosambari is served as apart of a meal during festivals and weddings. Fresh raw ingredients paired with the sprouted whole green gram and lightly tempered with green chilies makes a fabulous combination. Kosambari a colorful and nutritious lentil salad. A great way to start any meal.
Sprouted whole green gram – 1 cup/bowl
Carrot – 1 cup grated
Cucumber – 1 cup finely chopped
Pomegranate – 1/2 cup
Coconut – 1/2 cup grated (fresh)
Coriander – 1 bunch chopped
Lemon juice – 1 tsp (fresh)
For tempering –
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Cumin – 1/4 tsp (optional)
Curry leaves – 2 springs
Green chilly/red chilly – 2 no’s chopped/cut into small pieces
Asofietida – 1 pinch (powdered)
Salt to taste
Oil – 1/2 tsp
To make sprouted moong – Soak whole green gram for over night, in the morning drain the water in it. Put it in a air tight container/ tie soaked and drained (in a colander) whole green gram in a cotton cloth (tightly), put/ keep a heavy object/utensil over it, allow it to sprout for 10 hr. After 10 hr open the tied cloth you will find to see sprouts from it. Remove and set aside or it is ready to use/ to cook any dish of it.
To make or to prepare sprouted moong salad / Molke Hesarkalu kosambari –
Add all the ingredients in a bowl, mix together.
Heat a tadka pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add mustard seeds, allow it to crackle, add curry leaves, asofietida and chilies saute, remove from the flame allow it to cool for a while before you add it to salad.(Take care while seasoning,do not burn it as it spoils the taste of the dish).
Add prepare seasoning to salad mix altogether properly.
Finally add salt and fresh lemon juice toss it well.
Health, nutritious and delicious Sprouted whole green gram salad is ready to Enjoy!!!Tags: #healthy, #nutritious, #salad recipe, #side dish, #south Indian, #vegan