How to make Moongdal Kosumalli -

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Moong Dal (मूंग दाल), Coconut (नारियल)

Cuisine : Tamil Nadu

Course : Salads

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Moongdal Kosumalli

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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.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Moongdal Kosumalli Recipe

  • Moong Dal 1 cup

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Carrot 1

  • Cucumber 1

  • Raw mango 1

  • Lemon 1 1/2

  • Black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 4

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup

  • Curry leaves 2 sprigs

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Gingelly oil 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak moong dal for about 20 minutes, drain and steam in a cooker for about 10 minutes. Remove and cool on a flat lid. Peel, deseed and grate cucumber and mango. Peel and grate carrot. Mix ½ teaspoon salt with the grated vegetables and rest aside.

Step 2

Wash and chop the chillies and coriander leaves. Squeeze and strain the lemon juice and keep. Pound peppercorn coarsely and keep. Heat oil temper with mustard seeds, pounded peppercorns and chopped green chillies and add the dal.

Step 3

Sprinkle asafoetida and salt to taste. Squeeze the grated vegetables of excess water and add to the dal mixture. Add the scraped coconut and toss well, stirring with the back of a wooden spoon till it is heated through. Remove for heat and mix the lemon juice. Chill in the refrigerator. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve.

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