Delicious, fresh, vibrant and quick to prepare, salads are considered a healthy meal option which is full of nutrition and flavours. It gives you the liberty to prepare a salad as per your taste and liking. Spicy, mild or both, these customisable salads can be prepared with both vegetables and chicken. And if you love the pleasant vibrant orange carrots, here’s a tasty and easy recipe for Carrot Kosambari Salad which you can include in your diet.

Carrot Kosambari salad is perfect to bring colourful vibes to your meal table. The salad is prepared with split yellow moong dal, carrot and a few other ingredients. It’s super nutritious and should be served frequently for a healthy and nutritious diet. You can always consider it as a Sunday salad which can be prepared quickly.

The overall crunchy and flavourful salad is a perfect go-to option for lazy days. This protein-packed carrot salad is also considered a delicious side dish or vegetarian light meal. You can also replace the yellow lentils with other lentils of your choice. Although carrots bring crunchiness to this salad the addition of spices is the hero of the salad. It’s a simple and vibrant recipe which can be considered as a side dish in a meal or a whole meal. It is a nice and tasty add-on to your dinner or lunch. 

Check out the recipe for simple yet flavorful and vibrant Carrot Kosambari salad to prepare at home.


2 Carrot

1/8 cup Split Yellow Lentils

1/4 cup freshly grated Coconut

A handful of Coriander Leaves

A few Curry leaves

1 piece Ginger

1/2 tsp Salt

Half Lemon

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 1-2


Take yellow lentils in a bowl and rinse them using enough water and then soak it for half an hour approximately

Drain the water once the lentils become soft after soaking and keep them aside. Now take carrots, wash and grate them using a grater

Now, chop coriander leaves, curry leaves and ginger finely. Next, take a big bowl and add grated carrot, lentils, coriander, curry leaves, and ginger. Now add salt as per your taste. Mix all the ingredients well and finally squeeze lemon juice and stir it again

Garnish the dish with grated coconut

Finally, healthy and nutritious carrot lentil salad is ready to serve 

Important points to focus on:

It’s better to add salt just before serving the recipe otherwise it will ooze out water 

To make the salad spicy, you can always add finely cut green chillies

Yellow lentils can be replaced with split chickpeas also

You can also put grated raw mango instead of lemon juice in the recipe

You can also add oregano or chilli flakes as per your preferences

This bowl of healthy salad is famously prepared for the Rama Navami festival. Also, Carrot Kosambari salad is a good add-on to kids’ mea to give them nutritious and healthy food once a week at least.