Friday, February 25, 2011

Koshimbir / Kosambari

Koshimbir is a raw vegetables salad served along with the meal course in Maharasthra. It is similar to the Kosambari dish of Karnataka. First time I had this was in a restaurant in Bangalore and loved it having Cucumber and moong dhal, both my favorites. Tried this for the first time and I served it as a side for my lunch the other day and we enjoyed it. 


Ingredients:
Cucumber - Peeled & chopped - 2 cups
Moong dhal - 1/4 cup
Green chilli - 1
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - To garnish
Salt - to taste


Method:
Wash and soak the dhal for an hour. Drain and mix with the chopped cucumber.
Heat oil and pop the mustard seeds and add chopped green chilli. Pour the seasoning over the cucumber-dhal and mix. Add salt while serving so that it doesn't leave water. Garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves and serve as side/salad.


Sending this to 'Flavors of Maharashtra' event by Nayna, guest hosted by PJ.


Also sending this to Akila's Dish Name Starts with K

27 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty salad and has all the ingredients that I like. I know that I would enjoy this very much. Blessings, Catherine

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  2. Innovative and yummy salad.....

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  3. Wat a refreshing and beautiful salad..

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  4. That looks soooooo refreshing..a very nice n welome variation from the regular salads..

    US Masala

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  5. Refreshing salad:-) Nutritious as well...

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  6. This is an truly easy,healthy salad!
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  7. A very nice looking salad. Soothing to the system as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. The salad is looking so good... definitely very healthy.

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  9. Healthy & refreshing salad Kriti..

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  10. Healthy & refreshing!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. lovely salad krithika. clicks are awesome.

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  12. Now that I am on a diet this salad looks ideal for me!

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  13. nice combo with cucumber...I always do it with moong dal,coconut,lemon juice.. will try with cucumber too

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  14. Cool salad! I love the idea of tadka and also biting on to dal in the salad.

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  15. Very yummy salad and looks refreshing :)

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  16. never heard about this dish before...........but yours look lovely.......

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  17. Very nice and different one. We make it in a different way

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  18. very healthy, tasty and light recipe.

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  19. My husband's fav,healthy and nutritional side dish..

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