Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad | How to make Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad

By Anjana Chaturvedi  |  3rd Apr 2016  |  
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  • Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad, How to make Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad
Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut saladby Anjana Chaturvedi
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    2

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  • Serves

    4

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About Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad Recipe

Bengal gram, raw mango and coconut salad - a Maharastrian specialty. It is specially made during Marathi new year - Gudi Padwa celebration and on the day of Ganesh Visarjan.

Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad

Ingredients to make Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad

  • chana daal/bengal gram- 1 cup
  • Raw mango,grated - 1 cup
  • Green chili,chopped - 3
  • ginger grated - 1.5 teaspoon
  • curry leaves, chopped - 5
  • Dried whole red chilies- 4
  • Fresh coconut, grated- 1/3 cup
  • Fresh coriander,chopped- 3 tablespoon
  • sugar- 2.5 tablespoon
  • salt- to taste
  • Tempering/tadka-
  • cooking oil- 2.5 tbsp
  • mustard seeds /Rai - 2 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds /Jeera- 1 teaspoon
  • asafoetida /hing- 1/3 teaspoon
  • Chili powder- 1 teaspoon
  • turmeric- 3/4 teaspoon
  • curry leaves - 5

How to make Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad

  1. Wash and soak 1 cup chana daal in enough water for 4 hours.
  2. Drain water and coarsely crush the daal along with green chilies(take care that we need thick and coarse daal ,so don't make a fine paste.
  3. In a bowl, add the crushed daal, grated coconut, grated raw mango, ginger,chopped coriander, salt and sugar in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Tempering heat oil in a small pan and add the whole red chilies and fry till they become crisp. Now remove the fried chilies from the pan and keep aside.
  5. Add cumin and mustard seeds in the same pan, when cumin startscrackling then add asafoetida and curry leaves.
  6. Now remove the pan from the flame and add turmeric and chili powder and immediately pour the tempering over the daal mixture and mix.
  7. Crush the fried red chilies in small pieces and add in the daal mixture and mix well.
  8. Serve as a snack, side dish or salad.

My Tip:

*If raw mango/Kairi is not available then can substitute it with lemon juice

Reviews for Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad (8)

Dhanashree Ka year ago

Perfect recipe!!
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Meghana Rajwade Bhadauria2 years ago

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geetha varma2 years ago

very good
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Sonu Bellani2 years ago

hi doesnt the dal need to be cooked? wont the raw taste be there?
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Shashi Prinja2 years ago

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Sneha Sathiyanarayanan3 years ago

nice :)
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Sheeba Bedi3 years ago

nice dish
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farzana sayed3 years ago

yummy
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