Kosambari Salad is a very healthy salad that has both lentils as well as vegetables. This cool and summery dish
Kosambari Salad is easy to prepare and the lentils (yellow moong dal or sprouts) used is not cooked. If using the dal, it is better to soak it for 2 hours and then drain.
For the vegetables, I have used cucumber and salad, but other salad vegetables may be also used.
Usually salad comprises of just vegetables and a dressing to flavor it. But the Kosambari Salad that is a speciality of Karnataka is refreshingly different. This is must in Kannadiga festival occasions and weddings.
Now the Kosambari has spread to other regions due to its high nutrient value and all health conscious include this into their everyday meal.
Very ideal for summer as the salad uses fresh, raw vegetables and does not require any cooking or spices and is very light on the tummy too.