Carrot moong dal salad recipe – How to make carrot kosambari recipe – salad recipes

Carrot moong dal salad or hesaru bele kosambari (as called in Karnataka) is the  healthiest salad made from carrot and moong dal and a traditional salad of Karnataka State.  This salad is commonly served as a side dish during a wedding feast.  Lemon juice added to this salad gives a tangy taste.   Carrot moong dal is not only a delicious salad but also a protein rich dish.  It does not involve cooking and  very easy to prepare too.

Other salad recipes :

Mixed sprouts salad

Sprouted moong salad


Prep Time : 10  mins

Cook Time : 2 mins

Servings : 2 to 3 persons

South Indian


Grated carrot – 1 cup

Moong dal – 3 tablespoons

Green chillies  – 2 (chopped finely)

Grated coconut – 1/4 cup

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons

Half lemon

Salt to taste


Cooking oil – 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds (rai) – 1/4 teaspoon

A pinch of asafoetida (hing)

Whole red chillies – 2


Soak the moong dal for an hour.  Then drain the excess water with the help of a strainer.  Take a mixing bowl.  Add the grated carrot, moong dal, grated coconut, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice and salt.

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Mix well together.  Heat 1 teaspoon of oil.  Add mustard seeds, hing and red chillies and fry for few seconds.

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Add this seasoning to the salad and mix it well.  Tasty and healthy carrot salad is ready to be served.   Serve as a side dish for steamed rice or just plain as it is.



Add raw mango pieces (when seasonally available) to kosambari to give a nice flavour and tangy twist.

Adjust lemon juice as per your taste.

Add lemon juice just before serving, otherwise the salad will get watery.


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