Fruit Kosambari with Pears

February Food Fun:
Include Fruits and greens regularly
Make a habit of Kosambari

Sweet pears in season are tossed with fresh lettuce from our backyard garden in this delicious kosambari. For an Indian twist, I have added some dates, chickpeas and chat masala powder. Fruits, greens and some protein, this free-spirited kosambari has all the food fun I wanted in a February. A guilt free meal and God bless simple recipes like Kosambari.

Pear and Lettuce

Fruit Kosambari with Pears
(serves two)

1 small bunch of fresh lettuce
2 pears
1 cup, cooked chickpeas
1/4 cup, dates
1 tablespoon chat masala powder
salt and black pepper to taste

Rinse the lettuce well. Pat them dry with a clean towel. Tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Peel the skin and slice pears into big pieces. Quarter the dates.

In a bowl, take the lettuce. Add pears, dates and chickpeas. Sprinkle chat masala powder, salt and black pepper powder. Toss to coat.

Serve immediately with a cup of rasam or sambar on the side for a light meal.

Fruit Kosambari with Pears
Fruit Kosambari with Pears and Dates ~ For Meal Today


  • By rashmi, February 1, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    very light and refreshing kosambari……for a fun filled february….

  • By DK, February 1, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

    Your diet is in anyways very simple, light and healthy Indira! Do you actually need to make a roadmap on eating healthy? From what I see – your lifestyle is thus :)

    Nevertheless this series will good for ‘eat-whatever-you-see’ kinda ppl ;)

  • By Nirmala, February 1, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

    a hearty meal indeed! Very refreshing Indira!

  • By Lubna Karim, February 2, 2010 @ 12:02 am

    Wow….that’s an healthy and yummy meal…

  • By simplyfood, February 2, 2010 @ 2:53 am

    Colourful, eyecatching nad simply delicious.

  • By SuperChef, February 2, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

    amazing combination of flavours! love adding fruits to kosambari type salads with the legumes and all!

  • By ruchikacooks, February 2, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

    Your kosumbaris are always special and light Indira. We have been wanting to change our diet and I all I do is sigh whenever I come here. I even like the guava guacamole :)

  • By trupti, February 3, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    What a nice mix of flavors! Love the idea… :)

  • By Indira, February 3, 2010 @ 5:03 pm

    Thanks friends for your simplicious notes on my meal.:)

    DK: Penance for January extravagance.:)

    RC: One can easily say that I am old looking at my diet. You are still a baby, and have plenty of time to come this way.:)
    Guava guacamole is a good one. Give it a try.

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