cucumber kosambari recipr

Today i have for you all … an easy , very healthy and tasty salad called Kosambari . Kosambari is basically a very traditional South Indian style salad made from choice of fresh veggie with some soaked moong dal/ chana dal / sprouts etc . Its also known as Kosumalli .There are many combinations of kosambari one can make and today i have for you all Cucumber Kosambari / Southekayi kosambari as called in Kannada . In Karnataka .. cucumber kosambari is one of the commons in festival ( especially for Ram Navami ) / wedding / any other of the must for Ram navami festival ..

cucumber kosambari

Usually during summer .. my one meal happens to be salad and my kids evening snacks are that . So I often make Cucumber kosambari , carrot kosambari , Sprouts kosamabri etc …love each of them to the core ..Low on calories .. high on nutrients .and an absolute visual treat to see a bowlful of colorful fresh kosambari … Isn’t it ?? An absolute healthy dish that can be binged without thinking much about the weighing scale. So are you ready to make a note of this healthy Karnataka special cucumber kosambari .. here you go …

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cucumber kosambari recipr


Smitha Kalluraya
South Indian style Cucumber and moong dal salad ..
Course Salad
Cuisine karnataka
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 cup tender cucumber, Finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal/ hesarubele
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • few sprigs of coriander leaves

For the tempering

  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Urad dal
  • a pinch Hing /Asafoetida
  • 2 slit Green Chillies
  • few Curry Leaves


  • Wash and soak moong dal for 1/2 an hour. Drain the soaked moong dal using a colander and keep aside .
  • Finely chop cucumber . If you want you can peel and deseed cucumber .. i usually retain it .
  • Take a large mixing bowl . Add chopped cucumber , soaked drained moong dal , grated fresh coconut , chopped coriander and lemon juice .
  • Time to prepare tempering . Heat oil in a small pan. Once it turns hot, add the mustard seeds and urad dal .When it splutters ,add asafoetida , green chilly and curry leaves and saute for a few secs. Turn off the heat.
  • Pour this tempering on the kosamabari and mix everything well . Add salt only when you are about to serve. Else it will leave water .
  • Yummy and healthy cucumber kosambari is ready to serve .
    cucumber kosambari recipr
  • kosambari



  • As i said earlier .. if you want you can de seed cucumber and then use.
  • You can +/- moong dal quantity as per your preference .
  • Remember to add salt only just before serving . Else it will ooze out lot of water .
  • Typically kosambari is mild in taste . So don’t add too many green chilliesv . If you want you can skip green chilli and just add broken red chilli while tempering .
  • Similarly you can make carrot kosambari , radish kosambari , beetroot kosambari etc
Cucumber kosambari is south indian style cucumber and lentil salad made usually for rama navami

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