Moongdal salad koshambir recipe

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Salads form an important part of our diet. Here I have used moongdal to make it. This version is called as moongdal salad koshambir and is usually made during functions. It is served to ladies during haldi kumkum. One can make it as an accompaniment with rice or chapati.


  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 big cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon oil for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • a few curry leaves
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1 cup fresh coconut
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 lemon
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moong dal salad



  • Soak moong dal and gram dal in water for half an hour.
  • Remove the skin of big cucumber and cut it into small pieces.
  • Drain the water of the dal and put it in a colander for ten minutes.
  • Later,put in a bowl and add cucumber, salt  and grated coconut to it.
  • Make seasoning and add to it.
  • Add a dash of lime juice to it.
  • Serve as an accompaniment or binge as a snack.

Tips :

Cucumber used is the long variety. Remove the edges and rub well in circular motion. Then peel the skin. The seeds should be removed.

Here are a few of my festive recipes

Lemon rice, Beans stir fry, Masala Bhath, Shenga holige, Appi payasa, Cabbage pakoda

moong dal salad  Moongdal salad koshambir recipe kosambri

Moongdal salad koshambir recipe

Moong dal salad is usually prepared during festivities in South India. It is tasty to have as a light snack.

Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree


  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon bengal gram
  • 1 big cucumber
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 green chilly
  • a few curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 lemon


  1. Wash both the dals and soak them in water for half an hour.

  2. Drain the water and put in a colander.

  3. Peel the skin of the cucumber and cut into small pieces.

  4. Take a small pan and make the seasoning. Put the oil and the mustard seeds. as it crackles, put the green chilly, asafoetida, turmeric powder and curry leaves.Keep it aside.

  5. Put the dal and cucumber in a bowl. Add salt and coconit to it. Put the seasoning and mix it. Finally, add lime juice to it.

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Tomato and Onion Salad

The tomato and onion salad is a simple yet tasty salad which can be made quickly. It tastes great as an accompaniment with chapati or roti. 

Ingredients that you need are :

  • tomatoes 4
  • onions 2
  • green chillies 2
  • sugar 1/4 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • turmeric 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves a few
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a colourful platter


To make :

Wash and dice tomatoes and onions into small pieces. Mix them in a bowl. Make seasoning with mustard seeds, asafoetida,turmeric, green chilly and curry leaves. Add salt and sugar. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Choose bright red tomatoes. Make use of the firm ones for salads.

Take a tip:

  • Use fresh vegetables for salads.
  • Cutting of veggies play an important role in salads. Each gives a different taste. Grating, slicing into small chunks or big chunks, each is unique.
  • Make sure you cut all of them the same way.


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Onion Raita

This is a tasty salad and can be easily prepared.  It is ideal for meals as an accomapniment with pulav or biryani.

The ingredients that you need ar

3  onions  finely cut

half bowl of yoghurt

salt to taste

a pinch of sugar

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Oh! not without it


Mix all the ingredients and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with vegetable .pulav. You can add the seasoning but I prefer it that way.