April 23, 2013

Moong Dal Kosumalli

South Indian salad made from moong dal and seasoned with mustard seeds, hing and green chillies. Grated carrots / cucumber / raw mango makes a healthy and tasty addition.

Basic Info
Complexity - Simple
Prep time - 1.5 hrs (includes soaking time)
Cook time - 15 mins
Serves - 3

Moong dal - 1 cup
Carrot - 1 no (grated)
Raw Mango - 1/4 cup (grated, optional)
Cucumber - 1/4 cup (grated, optional)
Green chillies - 1 no (finely chopped)
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Lime juice - from 1 lime
Cilantro - 1-2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Hing - 1 big fat pinch
Salt - to taste

Soak moong dal in water for atleast an hour and drain off the excess water in a strainer. Leave it in strainer for sometime so that the water is completely strained off.

In a mixing bowl, add moong dal, coconut, carrot, raw mango, cucumber, cilantro and mix well.

In a small pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add chillies, curry leaves, hing and fry for few seconds. To this, add the moong dal mixture, salt and give it a good mix. Remove from heat. Finally, add lime juice and mix well.

Serve it as a snack / part of a meal.

- Check out the other Shri Rama Navami specials here.

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