Kadale Bele Kosambari Recipe: How To Make Chana Dal Salad

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Kadale bele kosambari is an authentic salad of the Kannada cuisine and is prepared for almost all auspicious festivals. It is a part of the Udupi-style full-course meal and is made by mixing soaked kadale bele (split chana dal) with certain vegetables like cucumber and carrot along with some grated coconut.

The chana dal salad is rich in protein and is a part of the staple meal of most South Indian households. It is also prepared as a prasad to offer to God and partaken after vrats during festivals.

You can prepare the kosambari recipe with other lentils as well. If you want to know more on how to prepare this salad with hesaru bele (moong dal), read the article on moong dal kosambari.

The kadale bele kosambari is quick and simple to prepare and does not require an expert to prepare the dish. If you would like to try this salad at home, continue reading the step-by-step procedure along with the images and a video.

KADALE BELE KOSAMBARI RECIPE VIDEO

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KADALE BELE KOSAMBARI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE CHANA DAL SALAD | BENGAL GRAM KOSAMBARI RECIPE
Kadale Bele Kosambari Recipe | How To Make Chana Dal Salad | Bengal Gram Kosambari Recipe
Prep Time
3 Hours
Cook Time
5 Minutes
Total Time
3 Hours5 Mins

Recipe By: Sowmya Shekar

Recipe Type: Salad

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Kadale bele (split chana dal) - 1 cup

    Water - 2 cups

    Grated coconut - 1 cup

    Cucumber (chopped) - 1 medium size

    Salt to taste

    Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

    Oil - 1 tbsp

    Mustard seeds - 2½ tsp

    Green chillies (chopped) - 2-3 (small)

    Curry leaves - 8-10

    Coriander leaves (chopped) - for garnishing

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add kadale bele to a bowl.

    2. Pour water and soak it for about 2-3 hours and remove the excess water.

    3. To check if the kadale bele is soaked properly, take one of it in the hand and break it. If it splits, then it is done. Strain the water from the split chana dal.

    4. Add the grated coconut and cucumber to the dal.

    5. Then, add salt and lemon juice.

    6. Pour oil to a heated pan.

    7. Once it is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

    8. Then, add the curry leaves and green chillies for the tadka (tempering).

    9. Pour the tadka on the salad mixture and mix well.

    10. Garnish the salad with chopped coriander.

Instructions
  • 1.You can add carrot and raw mango to the salad as well to give it a different taste.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 240 cal
  • Fat - 8.4 g
  • Protein - 10.6 g
  • Carbohydrates - 30.6 g
  • Fibre - 8.4 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE KADALE BELE KOSAMBARI

1. Add kadale bele to a bowl.

kadale bele kosambari recipe

2. Pour water and soak it for about 2-3 hours and remove the excess water.

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe

3. To check if the kadale bele is soaked properly, take one of it in the hand and break it. If it splits, then it is done. Strain the water from the split chana dal.

kadale bele kosambari recipe

4. Add the grated coconut and cucumber to the dal.

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe

5. Then, add salt and lemon juice.

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe

6. Pour oil to a heated pan.

kadale bele kosambari recipe

7. Once it is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe

8. Then, add the curry leaves and green chillies for the tadka (tempering).

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe

9. Pour the tadka on the salad mixture and mix well.

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe

10. Garnish the salad with chopped coriander.

kadale bele kosambari recipe
kadale bele kosambari recipe
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