Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sambar (WithoutOnion Garlic)

•1/2 cup toor dal

•1 large tomato cubed in small pieces

•1-½ cup mixed vegetables cubed in bite size (pumpkins, radish, carrot,  drum sticks) (u can  also add zuchinii, bhindi, green beans,small eggplants)
•1/2 teaspoon haldi
•1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
•1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
•1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
•Pinch of hing

•2 tablespoons oil

•4 dry whole red chilies
•8-10 curry leaves
•2 tablespoons tamarind pulp
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1 tablespoon sambar powder
•Salt as per the taste

In pressure cooker add soaked dal, about 2-1/2 cups of water, salt and turmeric then cook on medium high heat. Dal should be soft.Turn off the heat.

Heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, hing, red chilies, and curry leaves, and then stir for a few seconds.
Add tomatoes, vegetables, sambar powder, tamarind pulp and ½ cup water.
Covered the pan and let the vegetables cook till they are tender over medium heat.
Add the vegetables and dal together to make the Sambar. Sambar should be thin. If the sambar is thick, add water as needed. Cook sambar on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
your sambar is ready. Serve hot with rice, idli or  dosa....

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khushi said...

nice send it to the event
Event: Kerala Kitchen

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