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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hesaru Kaalu Kosambari / Sprouted Moong Salad

Here goes my first post of 2008!! My resolution for this year.... Can't call it a resolution 'coz I don't have any hard and fast rules and I am open to exceptions, :D .... anyway, I plan to follow a healthy diet that is low on calories. So, here is one such recipe that is low on calories and high on proteins.

Kosambari is a kind of salad that is a speciality of Karnataka. The basic ingredient is usually a dhal. And the rest of the ingredients like cucumber, carrots, coconut etc are added according to personal taste and preferences. Trend in Bengalooru nowadays is to add dry fruits like raisins and cashews, fresh grapes and pomegranate seeds. Kosambari is usually made during festivals/ weddings and other special occasions. At my place, I make it quite often... about 2-3 times a month. Naveen loves it so much that he could have a whole bowl of it within no time!!!! Some of the other Kosambari recipes on my blog are here. Enjoi!


1 cup Sprouted Moong/Hesaru kaalu (Soak in water for a day; then, drain out the water and let stand covered until they sprout)

1/2 cup Cucumber, chopped into small strips

2-3 strands Cilantro, finely chopped

1-2 tbsp Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen

1-2 tsp Lemon juice

1-2 tsp Oil for seasoning

2-3 Curry leaves

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

1-2 Chopped Green chilies, medium spiced

A pinch of hing

Salt as per taste

Pomegranate seeds, chopped green grapes, dry fruits (Optional; quantity is left to you... As much as you desire)


  1. Combine sprouted moong, cucumbers, cilantro, coconut, fruits/dry fruits and salt in a mixing bowl; Toss well.
  2. Temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies and hing.
  3. Pour lemon juice and mix well; Serve as a salad or side dish during lunch/dinner.


FH said...

YUM YUM!! I love the Moong and cucumber combo of soft and crunchy, really unique.I will try, thanks girl!:))

Prema Sundar said...

Mixing dry fruits with moong is different..nice and healthy one Ramya

Sagari said...

healthy and yummy recipe ramya colors look wonderfull

Meera said...

I will surely try it. My new year resolution too is to include more healthy food in our diet (as much as I can, surely there will be exceptions and excuses!:-)

Richa said...

just beautiful! this is one of my most fav salads, an aunt of mine always makes this for me when i go back home :)
and yes exceptions are good ;)

musical said...

Happy New Year, Ramya. This is such a healthy and pretty salad.

Latha said...

Kosumbari looks yummy Ramya! Perfect combo for rice and saaru!

Seena said...

A great healthy starting for the new year!
photo looks lovely..
All the best in 2008!

amna said...

this is one healthy salad for sure. i will try this as soon as i get some pomegranates :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx girls!!! Yeah, this ones indeed a healthy salad. Adding in some dry fruits does give it a new twist :)

Raks said...

Colourful one Ramya! Blog looks Nice now!Happy new year to you!

Sig said...

What a colorful salad, great addition of pomegranate! It indeed is a healthy way to start your new year... :) Happy New Year Ramya!

Yadu said...

Nice blog and the salad looks great.

Laavanya said...

That's one pretty, colorful salad. I will keep checking your website for more healthy recipes and inspiration. :)

Grihini said...

This looks to tasty n colorful. I love kosambari anyday!
Happy new year :)

Rajitha said...

love kosambri..this one is different and looks delicious..btw. the tomato bhath looks delicious :)

Archy said...

hi, Ramya..
Kosambari with dry fruits in them.. healthy salad.

Ru from Mangalore.. I'm from mangalore, so keep searching from my place.. :)

Tumba chennagide nimma blog.. barta ertini..!!

Red Chillies said...

Hmmm, never thought of the idea of adding pomegranate seeds, raisins to kosambari. Lovely addition!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

lovely kosambari, i will try it.

EC said...

The colour of the kosambari looks lovely..

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx people!!! Glad you guys liked it. Yeah, hoping to stick to healthy eating from now on :)

@Archana Pritish,
Thanx for visiting my blog. I am basically from Bangalore but Naveen is from Mangalore. So, I'm half Mangalorean too! :)

Lakshmi said...

Hi Ramya, Kosumbari sakathagi kanthaide kane. dalimbe beeja seedless? a ? Hosa varshada shubhashayagalu nimage kooda. Hegide ellu bella mado tayari?

Mishmash ! said...

those pomegranates looks like red rubies in that salad :)


Kribha said...

I make this salad too minus the Pomegranate and raisins. I'm sure that adds a nice taste to it. Will include it next time. Thanks for sharing.