Koshimbir (Salad)

In the world of popular salads there is a recipe - Israeli Salad which is known for using finely chopped ingredients. 
The dressing for this salad uses the common vinaigrette - Olive Oil, Vinegar, pepper and other things colorful.

Back home, we all make the koshimbir( maharashtra ), kachumbar or raita using similar approach but dressing it with curd. 

My version of koshimbir is the way it is now made and served during weddings in maharashtra. Traditionally, maharashtrians add crushed roasted peanuts and also temper the salad in the end using the regular mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Although this still remains popular but the version I am making has also been hugely appreciated.

Ingredients (for 4-5 people as side dish with rice / pulav)
1 cucumber finely chopped 
1 tomato finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped( optional- avoid if you don't eat)
1 apple deseeded and finely chopped
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
1 cup pomegranate seeds 
1 1/2 cup beaten curd (try to use hung curd if possible adding little water)
1 finely chopped green chilly (add more if you like but dont let it overpower)
1 tson sugar (optional if you are not using onions)
salt to taste
Coriander for garnish
1) Mix all the vegetables, fruits , chilly, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
2) Add the curd just before serving and garnish using coriander.

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veena said…
This version of Kosambir is nice. will try it soon
Srivalli said…
Now that's a simple and nice one..guess what though I have not made that many salads, these are so simple I wonder why I never have..will try it sometime..
Tina said…
delicious nd healthy salad..
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nice presentation with lovely posts.

salad sounds utterly delicious..
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Priya Suresh said…
Excellent koshimbir salad,inviting..
Prema said…
Delicious salad,luks so colourful and tempting...
alpana said…
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layaa said…
Wonderful salad dear,the combo of veg n fruits is very new to me.try soon.
layaa said…
Wonderful salad dear,the combo of veg n fruits is very new to me.try soon.
Suma Gandlur said…
Delicious and refreshing!
Unknown said…
cooling and delicious salad!
Unknown said…
on your blog for the first time I think - look forward to following your recipes :) hope you will join me on my blog as well cheers, priya
Sumee said…
My MIL makes this (who lives in Mumbai). But I think she adds bell peppers and no apples. When I first had that I wondered how come cabbage was used in it. But it's very tasty
Rajani said…
Nice, really like it!
Harini said…
that is such a simple one !
Mélange ! said…
The texture and the beauty itself is tempting.I have had this..Tempting !
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Simple and a treat to the eye. I bet it was a treat to the taste-buds too.I love foods that are eye-catching!

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