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This is one of our favourite salad which I often make at home. It has all the flavours , tastes so good and refreshing, off course colorful too.

Ingredients :

Moong dhal - 1/2 cup
Raw mango - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Carrot - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Onion - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Tomato - 1/2 deseeded finely chopped
Cucumber - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Mint leaves - few finely chopped
Coriander leaves - few finely chopped
Curry leaves - finely chopped
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp or according to your taste
Green chilli - 3
Ginger - 1/2 inch
Asafoetida - 2 pinch
Mustard - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt as required

Method :

1. Dry roast the moong dhal in a pan till nice aroma comes and keep it aside.
2. Heat tsp of oil in the pan and splutter the mustard. Make paste of ginger and chillies.
3. Add the asafoetida, now add the ginger chilli paste.
4. Add the curry leaves and add the roasted moong dhal.
5. Now add water so that the dhal should be fully immersed let it cook until the moisture is absorbed.
6.Now add little salt , the dhal should not be mushy.
7. Once it is completely cooled add all other veggies to it and toss with the lemon juice.
8. Garnish with mint and coriander.

Its soooooooooo refreshing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Note :

1. You can make same one with black channa and white channa too. But you need to pressure cook them.
2. If you like mild sweet taste you can add chopped green or black grapes too. Tastes awesome.

Padma  – (January 5, 2010 at 11:49 AM)  

Healthy salad Pavithra and also nice ingredients. Pictures are just too good.
Wishes to you and your family a very Happy New Year.

Unknown  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM)  

What a healthy salad...looks so colorful...Wish you and your family A very happy new year!!

Anu  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM)  

wow colorful and healthy salad..

Sarah Naveen  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:16 PM)  

Beautiful presentation and nice clicks...
Salad looks , healthy,colorful and yummy!!!

Angie's Recipes  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:17 PM)  

A very delicious and healthy salad. Well-presented.

Namitha  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:46 PM)  

Healthy salad...colorful too :-)

Unknown  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:47 PM)  

Health as well as delicious...

Nice choice of Ingredients.....Great entry to the salad collection........

Saraswathy Balakrishnan  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:52 PM)  

A very health salad Pavi and looks yummyooo:)

kitchen queen  – (January 5, 2010 at 12:57 PM)  

nice and a healthy and refreshing salad.

shahana  – (January 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM)  

Nice presentation!!!healthy salad!!!

Priyameena  – (January 5, 2010 at 1:44 PM)  

colorful salad..I am going to try this with channa..Thanks for sharing

Anonymous –   – (January 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM)  

very very healthy and tasty salad.I make it too.

Perspectivemedley  – (January 5, 2010 at 2:24 PM)  

woow its very very nice!!... healthy too!!... very nice presentation!

Sailaja Damodaran  – (January 5, 2010 at 2:58 PM)  

Very healthy & filling....Must have grabed it yest. remember my diet?

Priya Suresh  – (January 5, 2010 at 3:56 PM)  

Healthy salad looks really refreshing,colourful and delicious..

KavyaNaimish  – (January 5, 2010 at 4:25 PM)  

well presented....sounds intresting...will try this

Simplyfood  – (January 5, 2010 at 5:26 PM)  

Wow your salad looks very colourful and delicious.Very eye catching click.

suvi  – (January 5, 2010 at 7:29 PM)  

anything with raw mango in it, and I'm game. Salad sounds so yum!

Cham  – (January 5, 2010 at 8:07 PM)  

Eyecatching plating! Wish you a wonderful New Year!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (January 5, 2010 at 8:08 PM)  

healthy yummy salad... love it!
Happy New Year dear!

Renuka Bedre - Rao  – (January 5, 2010 at 9:27 PM)  

so healthy and colorful..looks delicious!

Oraphan  – (January 5, 2010 at 10:24 PM)  

Wow! Your salad looks absolutely beautiful! It sounds so healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe, I'll definitely give it a try very soon:)

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (January 5, 2010 at 10:47 PM)  

Healthy salad and love the way it is presented

Saraswathi Iyer  – (January 5, 2010 at 11:16 PM)  

Salad looks yummy and healthy. Photos are great..Happy New Year.

chef and her kitchen  – (January 5, 2010 at 11:44 PM)  

wat a coincidence??
I was having moong sprouts salad while I was reading ur post...
lovely salad dear..I make similar one with soaked moong dal,but never tried with dry roasted and cooked dal..

Ushnish Ghosh  – (January 6, 2010 at 12:02 AM)  

Dear Pavithra
Very nice salad..anthough I dont eat salad generally..I think I should make it for my wife who loves all kind of salads. Thanks for the recipe..
have a nice day

Rekha shoban  – (January 6, 2010 at 1:01 AM)  

amazing pavithra...wonderful presentation and very healthy salad.

priya  – (January 6, 2010 at 1:03 AM)  

yummy...such a nice and healthy salad...thx for sharing, dear!

Pari Vasisht  – (January 6, 2010 at 1:12 AM)  

Hi Pavithra, I am just glued to ur beautiful, wish I could adapt 1% of it.
I liked ur idea of roasting and then cooking the dal, will give an enriched flavor surely. Will try next time I make this salad.

Aps Kitchen  – (January 6, 2010 at 3:00 AM)  

We soak moong dal nd add then to the salad dry roasting is new nd interesting... Health salad nd i love salads

Raks  – (January 6, 2010 at 3:16 AM)  

salad sounds very nice,new to me,looks mouthwatering,very pretty presentation Pavithra!

Nandinis food  – (January 6, 2010 at 3:36 AM)  

WOW! Healthy salad! Always love your presentation especially those edible flowers. I never roasted moong dal except for pongals and sweets! This is such a wonderful variation with all my fav ingre....:D

Sushma Mallya  – (January 6, 2010 at 6:25 AM)  

Beautiful presentation as always pavithra,healthy way to start a new year,salad looks so colourful & delicious

Latha  – (January 6, 2010 at 7:22 AM)  

Lovely presentation as usual.....healthy & colorful salad.

SE  – (January 6, 2010 at 8:16 AM)  

a healthy snack and salad...wonderful presentation.

Deepti  – (January 6, 2010 at 8:39 AM)  

Very healthy n yum yum yummy salad.

Finla  – (January 6, 2010 at 10:11 AM)  

Wow this is one healthy looking salade.

Pam  – (January 6, 2010 at 10:35 AM)  

Another beautiful presentation. This salad looks pretty and flavorful.

FH  – (January 6, 2010 at 10:38 AM)  

Hi Pavithra, nice to you see you again. Wonderful tasty and healthy Kosumabari, I love it. Hope you had a wonderful new beginning! :)

Ash  – (January 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM)  

That moong is presented & captured well... so well that it brings out the flavors alive.... through the pic.... for us to taste...


Vikis Kitchen  – (January 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM)  

Very lovely salad Pavithra. Your picture inspires me to venture more.

Faiza Ali  – (January 6, 2010 at 1:39 PM)  

Thats a very healthy salad..beautiful presentation dear.

Siddhi Shirsat  – (January 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM)  

hey pavitra...very nice n healthy salad...nice clicks 2

PJ  – (January 6, 2010 at 7:49 PM)  

A very healthy and delicious salad! Love your presentation! This is the first time I stumbled over your blog, but I am so glad I did! You have a great space her with wonderfully delicious and healthy recipes. I'll be sure to come back for more :)

Reeni  – (January 6, 2010 at 9:49 PM)  

This looks so healthy, fresh and vibrant! I love it!

lubnakarim06  – (January 7, 2010 at 8:42 AM)  

That's truly....yummy looking the flavour of raw mango in it...

Kana  – (January 8, 2010 at 5:16 AM)  

This such a healthy salad with wonderful combination of chopped veg that I like. Wishing you a wonderful New Year :)

Sook  – (January 8, 2010 at 12:55 PM)  

This salad is so mouthwatering! I could eat just that for dinner... just lots of bowls... he he

Anonymous –   – (January 11, 2010 at 11:02 PM)  


Anu Nandu  – (January 12, 2010 at 10:27 AM)  

Almost reminds me of thenga maanga pattani sundal - with the moong daal! I would love love to eat this. Will be making this soon!

my kitchen  – (January 12, 2010 at 10:32 AM)  

Healthy salad,Loves the addition of mango in it

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen  – (January 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM)  

Healthy salad pavithra. Great Pics and Beautiful Presentation!!!

Hamaree Rasoi  – (February 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM)  

Simply delightful and mouthwatering salad.

Hamaree Rasoi

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