Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Kadalai paruppu kosmalli - a sweet salad

This is a sweet salad made with Bengal gram (chana) dal and grated coconut. A complete traditional Tamil Brahmin meal will definitely include this.

Preparation Time – ½ hr. Cooking Time – 15 min. Serves 4.


1 cup Bengal gram (channa) dal - soaked in water for around 20 minutes
1 cup grated coconut
¾ or 1 cup sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder


  1. Cook the channa dal such that they are separate and not overcooked. Drain excess water and allow to cool.
  2. Once the channa dal is cooled, mix all the ingredients and serve immediately, otherwise it will become watery.
Note: The amount of sugar and coconut in this recipe can be varied according to taste.

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