Cucumber Salad

Day 24 of Recipe Marathon #2.

We call this as Kosambari/ raw salad. This is a simple and refreshing salad made with cucumber and Channadal/kadale bele, one can substitute  Channadal with moongdal or small cooked lentils.



  • Cucumber – 1 medium size
  • Channadal –  1/4 cup soaked for and hour in warm water
  • Cilantro leaves- one hand full
  • Lime/lemon- 1tsp freshly squeezed
  • Fresh grated coconut – 1tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Tempering : oil. mustard seeds- 1tsp and red chilli’s – 1.

  1. Peel cucumber and chop finely, rinse the soak Dal and drain all the water. Mix with chopped cucumbers. To this add chopped cilantro and grated coconut.
  2. Do the tempering by heating oil , when hot add mustard seeds and red chili’s.
  3. Mix the tempering with cucumber and add salt and adjust to taste. Finally squeeze lime juice on top mix gently. Serve.

Can be eaten as such or as a side with rice and curry. Enjoy !

Check out recipes of my fellow Marathoners.

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13 Responses to “Cucumber Salad”

  1. Usha Says:

    Looks delicious and colorful…

  2. raaji Says:

    hey nice…salad with cucmber is real comforting in summer….

  3. Lakshmi Says:

    This is one of my favorite kosambari madhu! Loved it!

  4. Ramya Vijaykumar Says:

    Addition of Channa Dhal to the salad makes it colorful and lovely for this season, when we consume very lil water…

  5. Priya Says:

    Simply superb Madhu…lovely colour..loved the addition of channa dal to the salad..its very new for me..

  6. shilpa k Says:

    This reminds me my days in Mysore … looks so fresh and tasty….

  7. Sweatha Says:

    Chana dal addition is new to me.Looks superb and fresh

  8. sripriya vidhyashankar Says:

    wow.. looks perfect & healthy salad…

  9. Medhaa Says:

    love this anytime, nice pic

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