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Kairi Chi Daal / Lentil and coconut salad

Anjana Chaturvedi
15 minutes
Prep Time
2 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Maharashtra
  • Salad
  • High Fibre

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. chana daal/bengal gram- 1 cup
  2. Raw mango,grated - 1 cup
  3. Green chili,chopped - 3
  4. ginger grated - 1.5 teaspoon
  5. Curry leaves, chopped - 5
  6. Dried whole red chilies- 4
  7. Fresh coconut, grated- 1/3 cup
  8. Fresh coriander,chopped- 3 tablespoon
  9. Sugar- 2.5 tablespoon
  10. Salt- to taste
  11. Tempering/tadka-
  12. cooking oil- 2.5 tbsp
  13. Mustard seeds /Rai - 2 teaspoon
  14. cumin seeds /Jeera- 1 teaspoon
  15. asafoetida /hing- 1/3 teaspoon
  16. Chili powder- 1 teaspoon
  17. Turmeric- 3/4 teaspoon
  18. Curry leaves - 5


  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.

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Dhanashree K
Dhanashree K   Jun-22-2017

Perfect recipe!!

Meghana Rajwade Bhadauria
Meghana Rajwade Bhadauria   Aug-31-2016

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