ಕಡಲೆ ಬೇಳೆ ಕೊಸಂಬರಿ – Channa Dal Kosambari

Typical Madhwa Lunch

Like I mentioned in my earlier post, during any special occasion in our Madhwa houses, we are supposed to make 2 Kosambaris. One from Channa dal or kadale bele, and the other from Split Moong Dal or Hesaru bele. In our family what we do instead of making 2 Kosambari’s is to mix a tsp of Channa dal or Kadale bele to the Hesaru Bele Kosambari.

This time, I actually prepared two Kosambaris for Ugadi, so I could take a picture and later mixed them. 🙂

kadalebele-kosambari

So, here comes the recipe for the Channa Dal Kosambari:

Ingredients:

  • Channa dal or Kadale bele soaked in water for 3-4 hours
  • 1 Cucumber finely chopped, remove the seeds
  • Cilantro finely chopped – optional
  • 6 tsp fresh Coconut, finely grated
  • Lemon Juice to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil, mustard seeds, pinch of hing and 2-3 finely chopped green chillies for seasoning.

Method:

  • Drain the water from the soaked dal.
  • Make sure there isn’t any water at all.
  • Now mix Cucumber, Coconut, Cilantro, Salt and Lemon Juice.
  • In a small pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds, hing and green chillies.
  • Mix it with the Kosambari and serve.

P.S: Moong Dal Kosambari

6 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, I could learn so many dishes from you only. Thanks Meera.
    Being housewife,I would like to try everything to my best to satisfy our family.members.

    Reply

  2. Posted by SHOBHA RAO on April 13, 2013 at 2:54 am

    hi meeraI am a regulareader of the site. i would just like to mention that u could add grated carrots to the kosambri.t his will make it look very colourful and healthy ocourse.You could also add finely cut green mangoes  if available thanks shobha

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on April 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Thanks for the suggestion. However, We are not supposed to eat carrot on festivals. I have posted carrot kosambari also.

      Reply

  3. Posted by neelanjana on April 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Raw mango is available in many indian stores,this adds taste to both the kosambari’s.

    Reply

    • Posted by meeraghu on April 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Definitely, will try next time. Have to go and buy them. It was not handy on Ugadi since it was a week day.

      Reply

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