Thursday, November 5, 2009

Carrot Moong Dal Kosambari ~ Carrot Salad

Me and My dad frequently visit MTR at Bangalore. The first dish they serve is grape juice and next is this carrot kosambari. Eating Raw carrot is very hard for me, this carrot salad made it easy. i love the moong dal in it and lime juice sprayed over the salad makes me crave for one more serving. so here is my favourite MTR Carrot Kosambari.

Carrot Salad


Carrots - 4
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup (5 tbsp's)
Shredded Coconut - 3 tbsp's
Corriander Leaves - 3 tbsp's (finely chopped)
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp

For Tadka/Seasoning:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Split Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 (finely chopped)
Curry Leaves - 6


Soak the 1/4 cup Moong Dal in 1 cup of water for about 1 hour.

Peel off the outer skin of the carrots and Grate the carrots & place them in a bowl.

Mix the shredded coconut with the grated carrot in the bowl.

Add Soaked Moong Dal to the Carrot bowl.

Mix well with a spoon.

Heat a small Tadka Pan for Seasoning,
Heat 1 tsp Oil,
add Mustard and let in jump,
add urad dal and let it get roasted,
add finely chopped green chilli's and
add curry leaves.

Now Transfer the seasoning / Tadka to the carrot bowl.

Mix well the contents in the carrot bowl.

Add Lime Juice to the bowl and mix.

Add required salt and Chopped Corriander Leaves to the bowl and mix well.

Serve it Instantly Fresh..

Raw Carrot Salad

Enjoy & Have a Great Weekend!!


  1. My husb fav place MTR in B'galore. Simple and delicious salad !

  2. Sounds like a great way to eat carrots!

  3. I on the other hand love eating raw grated carrots, love this version with coconut .

  4. raw carrot poriyal(just the tadka) panuvanga..this looks even more healthier usual very good recipe :)))

  5. hey Lavi,
    I love the food at MTR :)
    My amma makes carrot kosambari the same way! it's super tasty :)

  6. I luv carrots in any form, this salad sounds healthy and tasty!

  7. Lavi, hve mailed you reg some doubts.Do get back when u fnd time!

  8. Kosumari is always healthy and nice click

  9. i would love to have a bowl of that yummy refreashing salad...

  10. Easy to make and Healthy!,goes with anything, right?
    Thanx for the comment, Lavi!..friends like you get me back to work in a space called BLOG! :)

  11. What happened to your header??? I loved the pic that you used to have there....

  12. My favorite side dish. koshimbiri looks very nice..great photo.

  13. I used to have this everyday for lunch when in Bangalore :), and now I can make it at home too.

  14. Cham..I crave for MTR meal now. Its the must place to have traditional kannada food!

    Yes Divya, with Dal it makes more nutritious..
    (Will soon mail u my entry for show your lunchbox event)

    Yes Happy Cook, I cannot eat this without coconut, it makes it tasty for me:)

    Amam Ramya..Neenga try pannunga. Good for You and ur baby.

    Healthy and Yum - exactly Priya!

    I too Love food at MTR Suparna. Glad to know ur mom way also like this!

    Then Do try this Sharmilee!

  15. Thanks Shanthi! Keep Visiting my Blog!

    Then I would like to pass this bowl all along to you sowmi! (Do try this)

    You are my Great Inspiration Bharathy:)
    Tight Hugs to you!

    I will retain the old header for you Jayashree, even i dont like the current.

    Thanks Supriya!

    Do try this Sudeshna!

  16. you are a gr8 cook n photographer too...Hats off.

  17. Omit the coconut, if intended to keep for a bit, and believe me, letting the chillies, carrot, lime juice and salt sit around a bit.. really helps.. makes everything seep together and taste wonderful


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