1 cup grated coconut (grate through the biggest hole in the grater)
2 cups white radish (also grated as above)
6 tomatoes (deseeded and cut into long, thin strips)
1/4 cup green gram (moong dhal) (soaked in cold water with salt for 2-3 hours)
Fistful of green coriander (roughly chopped)
2-3 green chilies, chopped
Juice of 2 lemons (adjust)
Salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp small mustard seeds (rai)
1/4 tsp asafetida (hing)
2 tbsp refined oil
5-6 dry red chillies
2-3 sprigs curry leaves
Drain the water from the green gram and lightly mix with all the salad ingredients.
In hot oil prepare the seasoning by spluttering small mustard seeds, asafetida, curry leaves and red chillies.
Toss into the salad, mix well and adjust flavours.