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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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Kosambri are salad-like dishes from Mysore. This one uses a combination of carrots or radishes and dal but there are many variations. This is an excellent combination of ingredients and can be served alongside most Indian dishes.


  • 50 g (½ cup) moong dal
  • 200 g (7


Soak the dal in plenty of boiling water for 3 hours, then drain.

Finely grate the carrot or radish and combine with the dal, coconut and coriander leaves in a salad bowl. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the mustard seeds, then cover and shake the pan