Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Moong dal Kosambari/Vada Paruppu



When it is Ramanavami my mom prepares vadaparuppu and if it is Tulsi pooja my mom prepare this…Only later I came to know Kosambari is aka Vadaparuppu.When we went to family treat I saw kosambari being displayed and my hubby had it as starter.Though I am not very fond of it I can make this for my entire family.A simple and very easy starter.




Moong dal 2 tbsp
oil 1 tsp
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
green chilies 2
lemon(small) 1
Salt as required



1.Cut green chilies into fine pieces.

2.Squeeze juice from lemon sans seeds.

3.Soak moong dal in water for 20 mins and completely drain water from it.

4.Take a bowl and add moong dal + salt and stir it well.

5.In a wok add oil and wait till it gets heated.Once it gets heated add mustard seeds and wait for it to splutter.Finally add green chilies and give a quick stir.Add this seasoning to the moong dal and mix well.

6.Finally add lemon juice to the moong dal and mix well.The moong dal kosambari/vadaparuppu would be ready.



1.You can finely chopped raw mango,grated carrot,grated cabbage and grated coconut to the kosambari and make it just an yummy starter.


  1. wow thats healthy it anytime!

  2. Cooking moong dal without making it mushy is a bit tricky, you have done perfectly :)

  3. Perfectly done dear. Nice and vibrant colour you have got. YummY.

  4. New to me. have heard abt this but never tried..

  5. delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..New follower here..

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