Channa Dal Kosambari
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Channa Dal Kosambari is a south Indian style Salad recipe usually served on special occasions like marriages.
Recipe type: Salad, Side
Cuisine: South Indian
Serves: 4
  • ¼ cup Channa Dal / Split Bengal Gram – soaked in water for 3 hours
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated raw mango
  • ¼ cup grated beetroot
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 green chilies – finely chopped
  • ¼ cup small paneer cubes – toasted
  • Salt to taste
For Tempering
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Asofoetida – a pinch
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  1. Soak Channa Dal in enough water for minimum 2-3 hours. Now, drain the water completely and grind channa dal in a mixer till you get coarse paste or use ammi kallu (masala grinding stone).
  2. Take a mixing bowl. Add ground channa dal, grated carrot, grated beetroot, chopped cucumber, grated raw mango, chopped chilies & toasted paneer cubes. Mix everything well.
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan or kadhai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and asofoetida. Add this to salad. Now, mix everything well. You can now adjust salt and spice by adding pepper powder.
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