We grew up eating this delicious salad called Kosambari or Vada Pappu. It is made traditionally for all festivals and auspicious occasions. I remember that I used to scoop out the salad from the main pot at the end of the meal along with the juice which oozes out! 

With such memories haunting me today, here is a visual treat for you all..For Day 3 of Week 3 of BM # 26.


Ingredients - 

Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Cucumber, finely chopped 1/4 cup
Carrot, grated 1/4 cup
Green Chillies 1-2 , finely chopped
Cilantro (Coriander leaves) for garnish
Salt and Lime juice as needed
Optional Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Hing a generous pinch)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak the Moong dal in enough water for a couple of hours.

Drain and transfer into a mixing bowl. Add the chopped cucumber, grated carrot, green chillies, salt and lime juice.

Mix well and serve. (To prepare the optional seasoning, heat oil and add the urad dal and mustard seeds. After the mustard seeds pop, add the Hing and remove from fire. Mix the seasoning into the salad.)

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Preparation Time (Soaking time 2 hrs + mixing time 5 min)
Makes about a cup
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, March 19, 2013


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I just love it. A mandatory one for ramnavami day. We add fresh ccoconut as well.

  3. Akila Says:
  4. Healthy one

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  5. Wow - perfect explanation, i never knew such salad is in our culture too

  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. same pinch, Harini.. I rem my grandmom reserving that 'juice' from the Kosambari for me - a salty, chilly concoction - cant go wrong with this salad.. yet brings back soooo many memories for me too :-)

  8. Unknown Says:
  9. I love it when it is a little cold. Tastes brilliant.

  10. Ms.Chitchat Says:
  11. Healthy salad, never had this before.Loved it.

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. None will say no to this nutritious salad, love it very much.

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. That's so good, I love vada pappu..adding cucumber makes it even more healthy!

  16. divya Says:
  17. this looks absolutely gorgeous...

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. very nutritious salad!!! love it when serve cold!!!
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  20. sushma Says:
  21. Good one...we make this on Ramanavami.

  22. Healthy and yummy.. love it :)

  23. Unknown Says:
  24. Yummy !!! Please do send your delicious and healthy dish to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event @ my blog (read the rules please)

  25. Pavani Says:
  26. Such a healthy and delicious traditional salad. Very refreshing too!!

  27. Manju Says:
  28. Such a nutritious kosambari ,

  29. Yes I have tasted this one..and it sure is yum!

  30. looks delish!

  31. Rajani S Says:
  32. My SIL makes these and I too love the juices of the vegetables. Nice one :)

  33. Nisha Says:
  34. Simple and a healthy one!!

  35. veena Says:
  36. Love kosambari and especially on a rama navami day!!

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