Today I am sharing a delicious and quick salad recipe made with lentil and mini thai cucumber .It is Lentil & Cucumber Salad or Kosambari from the beautiful state of Karnataka. It is one of the easiest recipes that can be made in a jiffy.
Moong dal or Split green gram and Cucumbers are the stars of this wonder low calorie salad.I have used Mini Thai Cucumbers that is easily available here .They are organically grown and are so fresh. They can be refreshing and pleasant to eat in hot weather and help prevent dehydration .
Cucumbers contain lignan, which may help fight cardiovascular disease. It is so versatile that it is added in many recipes and beauty products too.
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My humble contribution for 212nd #Foodiemonday # Bloghop theme #SaladStories is this delicious and nutritious low calorie lentil and cucumber salad aka Kosambari.
Recipe for Lentil & Cucumber Salad / Kosambari:
1 Cup = 160 ML
2 Mini Thai Cucumbers finely Chopped
1 Cup Soaked Moong Dal / Split Green Gram
Salt to Taste
1 Green Chilli finely chopped
1/2 Cup finely chopped fresh Coriander
2 Tbsp Freshly grated Coconut
6 Curry Leaves
1 Tsp Split Urad Dal
1/4 Tsp Mustard
Generous Pinch of Asafoetida
1/4 Tsp Oil
Wash the split moong dal and then soak it in water for about 20-25 mins. Drain the water completely.Chop the mini cucumbers and keep it aside.
Take a wide bottom bowl.Add soaked and drained Moong dal, finley chopped mini thai cucumber, chopped fresh coriander and grated fresh coconut.
Heat oil in a pan. Add split urad dal, mustard ,chopped green chilli ,asafoetida and curry leaves. Switch off the flame once the mustard splutters. Pour this tampering on the cucumber and lentil mix. Mix well.
Add salt just before serving. It can be eaten as a light snack or a side dish. This is one of the dishes on festive occassions.
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