Refreshing Kosambri Salad

Refreshing Kosambri Salad

Kosambri Salad

This is a refreshing South Indian salad to cleanse your palate.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine Healthy, Indian, Vegan
Servings 4 people


  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 medium sized tomato
  • 1/2 green chilli deseeded if do not like heat
  • 1 small carrot grated fine
  • A handful of mung bean sprouts.
  • A squeeze of lemon and a dash of sea salt
  • A couple of sprigs of fresh coriander leaves chopped as garnish – mix together and enjoy on its own or as a side salad


  • Chop the cucumber, chilli and tomato quite fine, helps to bring out the flavours when mixed.


Mung Bean sprouts: Sprouting is very common in many Indian households as it improves bioavailability and helps with digestion’s of beans and seeds. You can buy sprouts from a health food shop or sprout your own, really easy (rinse, then soak 1 cup dried mung beans overnight in water, drain. If you don’t have a sprouter, keep moist in a covered bowl in a dark warm place (eg airing cupboard) usually for 24 -48 hours , until you see the sprouts appearing. These sprouts are a power house of vitamins, protein and fibre). Rinse throughly before eating due to risk of bacterial contamination, if not careful.
Enjoy the rest of the mung bean sprouts as a snack with some soaked almonds and squeeze of lemon or in a soup or just on their own.
Keyword Plant-based, Salad, Vegan