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Hesarubele Carrot Kosambari in a bowl
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Hesarubele Carrot Kosambari (Moong Dal Carrot Salad)

A South Indian style Moong dal Carrot salad recipe is simple, quick and easy made up of moong lentils rich in protein and vitamins.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Karnataka, South Indian
Keyword festival recipes, hesarubele carrot kosambari, kosambari recipes, lentil and carrot salad, salad recipes
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method Stovetop
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 32 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 147kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

  • ¼ cup split yellow moong dal (hesarubele) unsoaked
  • 1 cup water for soaking moong dal
  • ½ cup grated carrot (or 1 medium carrot)
  • ¼ cup fresh coconut grated
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • juice of half lemon/lime
  • salt to taste

For Tempering


  • Firstly, soak moong dal for at least 1 hour in water. Drain the excess water from the moong dal using a strainer.
    step to soak moong dal in water collage
  • Furthermore, add all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, except salt, and lemon juice.
    step to add the ingredients in a bowl
  • Heat the oil in a tadka pan, add mustard seeds, when they crackle, add dry red chili, curry leaves, and hing. Saute for a few seconds and turn off the gas.
    step to prepare tempering collage
  • Pour the tempering over the kosambari. Add salt and lemon/lime juice just before serving.
    step to add the tempering and lime juice
  • Mix it very well. Serve Immediately.


  1. Add grated raw mango if in season for more flavors.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds to make the salad more rich & healthy.
  3. Make sure to add the salt at the time of serving, else moong dal carrot salad will release the water.
  4. If you are in a hurry, soak moong dal in hot water for 30 minutes to achieve the same results.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5675IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg