Koshimbir is a Marathi name for salad where the ingredients are finely chopped and fresh curd is added many a times. Generally it consists of cucumbers, tomatoes, grated carrots or even beetroot! Koshimbir is an important part of traditional meals, alongwith traditionally made chutneys and pickles.

You can find a number of different recipes for koshimbir. The recipe I am sharing here is a bit different one where spring onions are used and fried dry curd chillies are used to flavour the koshimbir! The combination tastes delicious and is a great accompaniment to any meal!

For more such dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too….

1. Paalak Raita

2. Mulyaachi Koshimbir

3. Taushe Sagley

Here’s the recipe for Phodnichi Koshimbir…..

Prep Time : 20 min

Serves : 6


  • 1 Medium Cucumber…. Finely Chopped
  • 1 Medium Tomato…. Finely Chopped
  • 2 Medium Spring Onions …. Finely Chopped
  • 3/4 cup Chopped Spring Onion Greens
  • 1 tsp Chopped Green Chillies…. Optional
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Homemade Curd…. To be adjusted (Yoghurt/Dahi)
  • 1 tsp Sugar…. To be adjusted
  • Salt to taste

To Be Fried For Tempering :


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the chopped cucumber, tomato, spring onion, spring onion greens, chopped corriander leaves, chopped green chillies, curd, sugar and salt to taste.
  2. Heat a small kadhai and add the oil to it.
  3. When it heats up, add one dry chilli and fry on both sides on low flame. Else they might easily get burnt. Transfer to an absorbent paper.
  4. Fry one more chilli if desired. Transfer it to an absorbent paper.
  5. Crush the fried dry curd chillies and add to the prepared koshimbir (salad).
  6. Serve the delicious Phodnichi Koshimbir with a meal of Matar Chi Usal, hot Bhaakari, Moong Daal Fry and hot steamed rice and some Sukki Lasni Chutney too.
  7. Complete the meal with a dessert of Doodhi Sabudana Kheer.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃


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