Radish Kosambari

Radish Kosambari

Kosambari is basically a salad specialty of Karnataka. Traditionally its made with green gram dal and cucumber. This is a variation. If you are like me, who never liked radishes, then this recipe is for you…

I never had much of a liking for radish…I used to be put off by its pungent smell and taste…Not until a friend’s mom introduced me to this recipe… I was surprised at how the pungent taste of the radish simply vanishes in this salad..



Small Red Radish – 7 to 8
Shredded fresh or dry coconut – 2 Teaspoons
Lemon Juice – 1 – 2 Teaspoons
Salt – As per taste
Coriander leaves – for Garnishing


Green Chillies – 2 Split
Mustard Seeds – 1 Teaspoon
Jeera – 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves – 3 – 4

Oil – 1 Teaspoon

Grate the radish, add coconut and lemon juice to it. Mix well. Heat oil in a saucepan and add mustard seeds. After they splutter, add jeera, curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for a minute. Add to the radish mixture. Add salt and garnish with coriander leaves.

Add salt just prior to serving to avoid getting the salad soggy.

16 thoughts on “Radish Kosambari

  1. Chandrika your picture quality is superb.Absolute pro.Fit to be in any magazine or cookbook. Which camera do you use and who takes these pictures??Eve


  2. You hava a very nice blog and nice recipes chandrika.Pictures are in very good quality.I visited your blog today for the first time and read all the posts.The recipes looks so yummy and thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes.


  3. Hi Chandrika,I am new to your blog. All your pictures look so yummy!Especially the radish kosambri and the kovil puliyodharai 🙂 slurp!Thanks,Latha


  4. That was a lovely picture, felt like tasting a bit from that photo.Thank you for blog rolling me.No, I think we are talking of different people here.


  5. It’s not 6.00 PM PT Thursday.I got back from work and bought radishes. Came home and made the ‘Radish Kosambari’. Fantastic is not the word.! Very very tasty.Never did I realize that Radish salad can be so tasty. I was out of chillies..but still it was A-class.I am waiting for my kids to taste it. My wife already loves it.Thanks for the wonderful – easy-to-make recipe. Very healthy as well.


  6. Vineela, Shilpa, Paz, Manjusha: Thank you so much for your compliments..Eve, thank you so much for your kind words. But I have a long way to go… I use a Canon camera and my hubby is my reviwer… 🙂Welcome Surya and Latha…and Thank you very much..Do visit again…Thank you Archana..U will surely like this one, Meena…Give it a try…Thanks Raji, Shall I send some across to UK? 🙂Welcome and Thanks a lot Narayanan, you can use any kind of radish for this recipe and I am very glad you liked it…Hope your kids take to it too.. 🙂Thank you Tanuja and do visit again..


  7. wow…what a mind blowing blog..

    If i had a blog , i would like to present it this way..

    keep it up..!
    all the recipes are awesome,tasty and healthy…



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