Carrot kosumalli recipe, carrot moong dal salad. A traditional, simple and healthy South Indian salad prepared with freshly grated carrot and soaked moong dal.
Five years ago, my friend made this kosumalli for me. I instantly fell in love with it. Since then, whenever I have carrots in surplus, I will make kosumalli.
Kosumalli is one of the easiest dishes in the world to prepare, as well as being pretty kid-friendly. Kosumalli is very simple and easy to make.
This bright orange dish is certainly good for you – pretty and taste great!
Also, the proportions of this recipe are flexible, depending on what you have on hand. Kosumalli flavors are delicious. You will have a satisfying bite that’s somewhere between crunchy and sweet/tangy.
For a tasty kosumalli, you need to use freshly grated carrots. It really makes a difference in taste. This kosumalli recipe will give you a feeling of promise, especially when it involves something as mundane as carrots. Shall we move on to this healthy kosumalli recipe?
Carrot (peeled and grated) – 1 cup (about 2 carrots)
Yellow moong dal/pasi paruppu – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves (chopped) – 2 tbsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp
Salt – as required
Oil – 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu – 1/4 tsp
Urad dal/ulutham paruppu – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam – 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/perungayam/hing – a pinch
Green chillies (chopped) – 1 or 2 nos.
Curry leaves/karuvepillai – 4 to 5 leaves
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Wash and soak the moong dal for about 1 hour or until it turns soft. Then, drain the water and set the moong dal aside.2. In a large mixing bowl, add grated carrot, chopped coriander leaves, and salt. Mix well and then add the soaked moong dal. Mix well.3. Now heat oil in a small pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida, green chillies, and curry leaves. Switch off. Add the seasoning to the grated carrot along with lemon juice. Give a quick stir.
Now, kosumalli/carrot moong dal salad is ready!
- You can also add grated raw mango.
- You can also add grated coconut at the end.
Carrot kosumalli recipe, carrot moong dal salad recipe below: