Cabbage-Carrot Kosambari

I always thought I would not enjoy eating raw cabbage. That has changed when I tried a kosambari Vijay made last weekend with cabbage and carrots. I was surprised by how much I liked the combination. It is a simple recipe with barely there India-Inspired dressing. Vijay’s curried coleslaw can be prepared hurriedly, looks festive enough for a party and tastes wonderful. Thanks to this treasured trifecta, now, I think cabbage is one of the most versatile and underrated salad ingredients. This changed thought opens up so many cabbage combinations, which I can’t wait to try in future.

Shredded Cabbage and Carrot

Cabbage-Carrot Kosambari
(a side dish, for 1 or 2 meals)

1 cup, shredded cabbage
1 cup, grated carrot
1/2 teaspoon, chat masala powder
1/4 teaspoon each, salt and crushed black pepper
1 tablespoon, limejuice
1 teaspoon, honey

Take cabbage and carrot in a bowl.
Sprinkle chat masala powder, salt and black pepper.
Add limejuice and honey.
Gently combine. Serve.

Cabbage and Carrot Kosambari
Cabbage-Carrot Kosambari ~ for Dinner Today

Kosambari = Salad of South India with “Raw Rocks” attitude.

© Recipe and Photos Copyright 2009 Indira Singari.


  • By rashmi, December 15, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    wow, nice try … looks so good,,,,,.

  • By Madhu, December 15, 2009 @ 11:39 pm

    Like the combo of carrot and cabbage kosambari.

  • By Divya Vikram, December 15, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

    Looks refreshing and healthy!

  • By Rekha, December 16, 2009 @ 1:45 am

    I make this all the time, healthy and tasty too..

  • By sanjeeta kk, December 16, 2009 @ 6:08 am

    Healthy and will save on time too. Nice.

  • By Ranjan, December 16, 2009 @ 6:44 am

    Lovely combination, and so healthy. I do make coleslaw similar way as well but instead of mayo make it with yogurt.

  • By Sabitha, December 16, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    Looks good. I usually make spicy version of it. Just add raw chopped chilies (no honey) and add tadka.Yummy!

  • By shveta, December 16, 2009 @ 1:20 pm

    Looks great, good combination. I love trying different combination salads. Great website too. Keep up the good work.

  • By Supriya, December 16, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    I also have this mental block abt eating raw cabbage, so I always steam it for salads. Your kosambri looks good Indira.

  • By DK, December 16, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

    Oh yes – even I dont like cabbage/lettuce in salads! I run the other way – I am really tempted to try this from what you said!!! Will try this one and let u know :)

  • By trupti, December 16, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    This I have to try! I like the addition of honey to this. :)

  • By Maninas, December 16, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    mmm… I’ll try this one.

  • By anu, December 18, 2009 @ 12:16 am

    Always i try kosambari with carrot. This loooks good and will try it.

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