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Ramadaan Kareem and a happy Sravana masam to all our blog readers, followers and friends.
Kosambari is a traditional Kannada salad, one that imbibes well, both into a Sravana shukravaram or friday menu and an Iftar buffet.
Preparation time: 10-15 mins
Ingredients: Sprouted whole green gram (Sabut moong/Pesalu) 1 cup Carrot 1 Capsicum 1 Cucumber 1 Ghee/Refined cooking oil/olive oil 2 tsp Mustard seeds 1 tsp Curry leaves 4-5 Lemon juice 1 tsp Salt to taste Fresh and chopped coriander to garnish Method: Wash and soak the whole green gram for a day for them to sprout. Fresh sprouts are also available in most groceries nowadays. Peel and grate the carrot and finely chop the capsicum and cucumber. Add the grated carrot, chopped capsicum and cucumber to the sprouts and mix well. Heat the ghee/oil, add a tsp of mustard seeds, and as they pop, add the curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida (optional) Pour the seasoning over the sprouts and carrot mixture, add salt to taste , chopped coriander and mix well. Sprinkle lemon juice just before serving. Carrot and sprout kosambari is a bland and nutritious salad. Easy to digest after hours of fasting and ‘satvik’ at the same time. Enjoy the holy month - healthy and happy.