Recipe : Sambar


Preparation Time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :

  • Tuvar (split red gram) dal 1 cup

  • Brinjal 1 small (optional)

  • Potato 1

  • Onion 1

  • Tomato 1

  • Drumstick 2

  • Sambar masala powder 1 tbsp

  • Turmeric powder tsp

  • Oil for tempering

  • Red chilies 1 to 2 (whole dry)

  • Mustard seeds 1 tsp

  • Fenugreek seeds tsp (optional)

  • Curry leaves a few

  • Tamarind 1 tbsp (soaked in warm water)

  • Salt to taste

Method :

  • SambarWash the dal and boil it in the cooker with the turmeric powder, salt and a little oil.

  • Cut all the vegetables into small pieces and chop the onion into medium sized pieces.

  • In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.

  • When they splutter, add all the vegetables, red chilies, leaves and sambar masala.

  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  • In the meantime beat the cooked dal properly and evenly.

  • Now add the cooked dal (you may add some water if the dal is too thick).

  • Strain the water in which the tamarind is soaked.

  • Boil the sambar for 5-10 minutes.

  • Serve hot with dosa or boiled rice.

 

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