Carrot Kusumbri (Carrot salad with delicious seasoning)

Carrot Kusumbri (Carrot salad with delicious seasoning)

Carrot kosambri is a traditional carrot salad the Konkani cuisine way. It's yum & is full of flavour. Carrot kosambri is highly nutritious, healthy and is great for your skin and for you. Here's a quick and easy recipe to prepare carrot salad the traditional Konkani style:


3 Carrots
1/4 teaspoon urad dal
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon of oil
1 leaflet of curry leaves
1 tablespoon of grated coconut
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh coriander
1 dried red chilli
1 green chilli
Salt to taste

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Method of preparation:

Peel and grate the carrot. To the grated carrot in a bowl, add salt, freshly grated coconut, chopped fresh coriander, finely chopped green chillies, lemon juice and mix well.

Seasoning the salad: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a tadka pan, add in mustard seeds. When they start to splutter add in urad dal and fry them until they start to brown. Then add in curry leaves, roughly broken pieces of red chillies and fry them for a minute. Remove the tempering off heat, add it to the carrot mixture in the bowl. Mix well and serve the kusumbri as a side dish for lunch. 

You can also add sprouted green grams to this salad.

Other Konkani style salads/kosambris/kusumbri that you may like:

Raddish Salad With Curds (Mulangi Salad)

Kantola/ Teasel Gourd Kosambri (Phagla Kosambri)

And a High Protein Colorful Salad that is delicious. Do give them a try.

Tags: Vegetarian, lunch, sides, dinner, easy to prepare, less time to prepare, kusumbri, kosambri, salad, Konkani recipe, Konkani dish, Konkani cuisine, Udupi cuisine, Mangalore food, Konkani food.