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

Kosumali

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 Paneer Moilee, Rasakalan, Chilli Garlic Eggplant, Stuffed Zucchini.

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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.

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