This is a salad of yellow moong dal, cucumber, pink onions and fresh grated coconut. It is a very typical Karnataka dish eaten at the beginning of a meal, with, or at the end of a meal. Usually served at weddings, festivals or simply at home to compliment other dishes. It is vegan and vegetarian.
Soak the yellow moong dal in cold water for an hour and drain. Grate the coconut and carrot. Finely chop the cucumber, onion, coriander and chilli, or cut them into ribbons. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and lemon juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes and serve.