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A tangy, spicy and cooling Indian recipe served as a side dish or as a main course.
Kosambari (or) Kosumalli

Kosambari is a dish made of lentils, vegetables and spices. It is served as a side dish with the main course.

Kosambari (or) Kosumalli is typically served as a side dish with the main course. It can be made of  lentils, vegetables and spices. The dish is usually garnished with coconut or sesame seeds or mustard seeds. There are many variations of the kosambari recipe. In some versions, shredded raw mangoes or chopped cucumbers are added to the vegetable mixture for extra flavor and texture.

Kosambari (or) Kosumalli

Kosambari (or) Kosumalli
5 from 4 votes

Kosambari Recipe

A tangy, spicy and cooling Indian recipe served as a side dish or as a main course.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Keyword: Kosumalli

Ingredients for Kosambari

  • 1/2 cup Split Green Gram Dal
  • 1/2 cup Bengal Gram Dal
  • 1/2 cup Carrot shredded
  • 1/2 cup Cucumber shredded
  • handful Coriander Leaves finely chopped


  • 2 tbsp Coconut grated

For Seasoning:

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 3 to 4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida Power
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Salt adjust as per taste
  • 3 to 4 tsp Lemon Juice

How to make Kosambari

  • Soak the dals, separately, for 1 hour.
  • Wash and drain well.
  • Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Add the shredded carrot and cucumber.
  • Mix well to combine.
  • Heat oil in a pan over low-medium flame.
  • Add the mustard seeds, asafoetida powder and green chillies.
  • when the mustard seeds start to splutter, add to the bowl.
  • Just before serving, add the lemon juice and salt.
  • Stir well to combine.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve at room temperature.


During summer, you can add shredded / chopped raw mangoes.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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