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.
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.
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…
Cucumber – ½ no
Carrot – 1 no (medium size)
Split green gram / Paasi payaru / Mung dal – 1 cup
I hope the name looks funny – “Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram”, since this snack was prepared by my hubby, during his bachelor days 😝, most commonly during the lazy times or with no pocket money, this would be their hunger food for sudden cravings with little job, easily available and less expensive ingredients. Recently when he was chatting about his good olden days in Bangalore more than 15 years ago, this resulted in the discussion of this recipe 😊.
A quick and easy snack with little work more delicious for the evening or best preferred for the rainy days are boon to most of us. Also, this fills your stomach like anything – roasted gram used here has lots of health benefits for women, onions used here gives the crunchiness and easy digestion. Give a try to this snack for your tea time with a cup of tea or coffee.
Not only me even my kids liked it. Give a try and enjoy your evenings, so now onwards do not worry about your cravings. Let me share the recipe…
Roasted gram / Pottukadalai / Porikadalai – 1 cup
Onions – ¾ cup
Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
Sesame oil – ½ tsp
Lemon juice – 3 drops
Chilli powder – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Roasted gram, fienly chopped onions, lemon juice, chilli powder, salt
With sesame oil
With finely chopped coriander leaves
Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Tea time snack
Peel and finely chop the onions.
Rinse and finely chop the coriander leaves including the stalks and keep aside.
Take roasted gram, finely chopped onions, finely chopped coriander leaves along with lemon juice, chilli powder, sesame oil and salt in a bowl.
Mix it well and let it rest for 5 mins.
Serve with coffee or tea.
Note: You can also add finely chopped cucumber, tomato with this.
Vegetable salad is one of my favorite, already I have blogged a vegetable salad recipe and this one is little different than the older ones. A healthy dish, which needs no cook but means a lot in shaping the vegetables. Let us move on to the recipe…