How to make Kosumali - A delicious medley of moong dal and fresh vegetables cooked with raw mango and coconut

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Main Ingredients : Split Green Gram Skinless, Raw mango (कच्चा आम)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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The highly developed and sensitive palates of the Tamilians are well chronicled in the Sangam classics. They believe that food should ideally cater to all the six tastes - bitter, pungent, sweet, salty, sour and astringent.
Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of delicious food both for the vegetarians as well as the non-vegetarians, though most of it is made of grains, lentils, rice and vegetables. Spices are added to give a distinctive taste. Rice has been the staple diet of the Tamilians, an inculcated habit, due to the large-scale cultivation of the crop in the state.
Chettinad cuisine, a speciality in Tamil Nadu, is famous for its hot and spicy non-vegetarian food.   A part of the Mudaliar community is non-vegetarians and its cuisine is delightfully spicy without being too hot. Wet masalas are generally used, the main ingredients being fresh coconut paste and ground ginger-garlic.

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Thecha Jowar Bhakri, Dahi Bhindi, Zunka Bhakar, Sweet, Spicy, Stir-Fried Mushroom.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kosumali Recipe

  • Split Green Gram Skinless 1/2 cup

  • Raw mango 1/2 cup

  • Carrots grated 2 medium

  • Cucumber chopped 1 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 4

  • Raw mango peeled and chopped 1 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1

  • Curry leaves 1 sprig

  • Coconut scraped 1/4 cup

Method

Step 1

Wash and soak moong dal in one cup of water for half an hour. Drain the water and keep.

Step 2

Boil sprouted green gram till just cooked. Drain and keep aside.

Step 3

In a mixing bowl mix drained moong dal, bean sprouts, carrots, cucumber, green chillies, raw mango, coriander leaves. Add lemon juice, little salt and mix well.