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Kosambari Recipe / Carrot Kosambari / Cucumber Kosambari / Vegetarian Salad – Sprig Gourmet Product Review

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Kosambari is a healthy vegetarian salad, prepared by soaking split green gram or split gram in water, then combining them with vegetables, green chillies and salt. Kosambari is a famous Karnataka salad recipe originated from Udupi, which is most commonly prepared during festivals.

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Been in Bangalore for almost few years, I have tasted this from my neighbor aunty who commonly prepares kosambari during all festivals at their home. Navratri’s are not without kosambari at their home. Following her, I have prepared two kosambari – Carrot kosambari and Cucumber kosambari.

Kosambari is also known as Koshambari, which is a healthy vegetarian salad recipe that is very easy and simple to prepare in mintues. Got products from Sprig Online Gourmet for review and Just for a twist I have substituted Six Pepper Medley powder from Sprig Gourmet instead of Green Chillies and Rosemary Lavender Sea Salt from Sprig Gourmet instead of salt.

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Lavender is my one and only favorite, the very first time tried out the flavor in food along with sea salt, absolutely delicious and more fragrant –  also a special for Navratri offering. Six Pepper Medley also had a wonderful fragnant, because of the cute little grinder over the bottle which gives out the freshly grounded powder. Give a try to this recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Cucumber – ½ no
  • Carrot – 1 no (medium size)
  • Split green gram / Paasi payaru / Mung dal – 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Green chillies or Pepper Powder (Six Pepper Medley from sprig) – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Perungayam – ¼ tsp
  • Grated Coconut – ¾ cup
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/ tsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Salt (Rosemary Lavender seasalt from sprig) – ½ tsp

Making of Kosambari / Carrot Kosambari Video recipe / Cucumber Kosambari Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Soak the split green gram / mung dal / paasipayaru in water for almost 2 hours.
  • Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the cucumber into pieces.
  • Peel and finely grate the carrot into pieces.
  • If you are using green chillies, finely chop them into pieces.
  • Clean and finely chop the coriander stalks to pieces.
  • Take a 2 bowls, add half the quantity of soaked split green gram to each bowls.
  • Add cucumber, half the quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida to a bowl. Mix it well.
  • In another bowl, add grated carrot, leftover quantity of coriander leaves, lemon juice, grated coconut, lime juice, pepper powder or green chillies and a pinch of asafetida and mix well.
  • In a small vessel or tadka, heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Pour half the quantity to each of the bowls. Mix it well.
  • Add required quantity of salt, only before you serve.
  • Serve it.

Note: Add salt to the kosambari only before serving, else it would release water and become soggy.

 

Potato Fritters Recipe / Urulaikilangu Vadai Recipe / Easy Vadai Recipes – Navratri recipes

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Potato Fritters / Urualaikilangu Vadai is one such recipe, which is a perfect food during vrat / viratham. It is also one of the highlights of Navratri.

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Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai is simple, easy and can be prepared in minutes. You can also prepare it as a tea time snack for the surprise guests. Let me share the recipe…

Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai

Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai

Ingredients:

  • Potato – 250 gm
  • Rava/Semolina/Sooji – 100 gm
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Onion – 50 gm
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coriander leaves – 2 stalks
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Making of Potato Fritters / Urulaikilangu Vadai –

Preparation:

  • Boil, peel and mash the potatoes, make sure to mash it well.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, chop the green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
  • Take a bowl, add the mashed potatoes, rava/semolina, cumin seeds, curry leaves, coriander leaves, green chillies and salt.
  • Mix it all together.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, grease your palm with oil, take a small portion of the dough, roll it to a ball, and flatten it in between your palms.
  • Gently drop the flatten vadai, to the oil and deep fry them on both sides. (Cook only in medium flame, since the potatoes are cooked already they would get burnt easily).
  • Drain the oil and remove the vada from fire, once it cooked.

Serve hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

 

Corn Vada Recipe / Sweet Corn Fritters recipe / Chola Vadai Recipe / Easy Vadai recipes – Navratri recipe

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Corn Vada is one such crispy and perfect tea-time snack. Usually kids like to have corn, my son likes corn to the core. But after being a food blogger, my kids want me to try out something other than corn in cup or salad with corn, so I thought of preparing this Corn Vada. I would say it a perfect #afterschool snack for kids.

Corn vada was something as it was over in minutes, all of us liked it to the core. Give and try and enjoy it with a cup of tea, coffee or a milk for kids. Let me share the recipe…

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #130 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Ingredients:

  • Corn Kernels – 1 ½ cup
  • Onions – ½ no (medium size)
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Cumin powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Rice flour – 1 tbsp
  • Besan – ½ cup
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Do check out the video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Finely chop the onions and green chillies.
  • Wash the corn kernels, take ¾ th of the corn in a blender and blend them well in regular intervals without adding water to a smooth paste.
  • Add the leftover corn kernels and blend it just for few seconds.
  • Transfer the corn dough to a bowl, add onions, green chilli, curry leaves, rice flour, besan, salt and cumin powder, mix them all together.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Meanwhile take a small portion of dough, roll it to a lemon sized balls and flatten them in between your palms. Continue the same process with the whole dough.
  • Gently drop in the pressed dough to the oil, turn both sides and fry until they turn golden brown. Cook only in low flame so that it would be cooked well, otherwise it would turn golden brown before it gets cooked.
  • Drain the oil and remove the vada.

Serve hot Corn Vada with Tomato ketchup or Chutney and a cup of coffee or tea.

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