Monday, February 7, 2011

Beans Koshambari (Bean Lentil Salad)

Feb 7th 2011

Don't you just love love the Wikipedia...where you can get a quick understanding for almost everything? I even used it as a reference in one of my journal publications and that did not go too well with my professor. Well, maybe I went a bit too far. But seriously you just have to google anything and the Wiki has a quick intro which is almost 99% accurate.

Getting to the topic of this post, the Koshambari is a salad from Karnataka that I don't need to give a recipe for because the Wiki has that too, sigh :) 

I like it because it is easy to make, very high in protein and wonderful for kids to munch on too! 

Difficulty level : Easy 

Time:  1 hr (Prep time), 10 min (Making time)

  • 2 cups beans (chopped finely) 
  • 1 cup moong dal (soaked for 1/2 hr and then drained and kept aside for 1/2 hr)
  • salt to taste
    To Temper
    • tbsp urad dhal
    • tbsp coconut (optional)
    • 3-4 green chillies
    • 1 tbsp mustard

    Method de Preparation
    1. Chop beans very finely and keep aside.
    2. Soak moong dhal for 1/2 hr and then drain the water out. Keep aside for about 1/2 hr till it is soft and can be eaten as is.
    3. Take oil in a pan, put the ingredients to temper, add the beans and saute for a couple of min and then mix with the moong dhal.
    4. Add salt to taste and it is done done done :)

    Options: You can replace beans with carrot, cucumber etc. And u can use red chillies instead of green chillies too, and totally skip the coconut if you like.


    Priya said...

    Beans koshambari looks absolutely yummy..

    Anu Karthik said...

    Thanks Priya!

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