Green gram sprouts salad/ Kosambari style

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Sprouts are believed to be highly nutritious and rich in enzymes which promote good health.Green gram sprout salad is a very refreshing and healthy salad. when sprouted turn out to be sweeter, this combo goes well with carrot and lemon juice. 

Recipe for sprouts:


Serves 4 to 5

  • 1/2 cup - Green gram/green lentils/pacha payaru 
  • 1/2 cup -Carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup -Coconut grated (optional)
  • 2 tbsp - Coriander leaves chopped
  • Lemon juice as needed
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tsp - Oil
  • 1/4 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1 no - Green chili (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp - Ginger chopped
  • Pinch of asafoetida/hing

Preparation method:

How to make sprouts:

  1. Wash and soak green gram in water for overnight. 
  2. Drain water completely and tie them in a clean damp cotton cloth or just place a paper towel on top of the lentil and covered with lid for about 8hrs or until it sprouts well.

Salad Preparation:

  1. Steam cook sprouts using idly vessel or electric rice cooker (using steam cook tray) for 8-10 minutes or until it cooks. Do not over cook it.  
  2. Take a mixing bowl;add cooked sprout, grated carrot, grated coconut,coriander leaves , lemon juice, along with required salt mix it well all together. 
  3. Heat a pan, season it with mustard seeds, green chilies, ginger and hing. Pour this seasonings over the salad and mix well. Now sprouted green lentil salad is ready for serving.

  • I used paper towel instead of cotton cloth for making sprouts.
  • Since I did not have coconut I did not add in this recipe. But I would definitely recommend  it as it gives nice twist to the salad.
  • For extra flavour, you may also add cucumber, green mango etc. with rest of the ingredients.

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