Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sambar



Ingredients:

1 cup toor dal
2 tomatoes, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp tamarind juice
1/2 tsp white urad dal
1 whole red chilli
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of hing
1/2 methi seeds
3 tbsp sambar masala ( Everest or MTR brand )
few curry leaves

Method:
  • Pressure cook toor dal till its tender. Set aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, methi seeds, hing, urad dal, and curry leaves.
  • Once seeds starts crackling, add onions, tomato and sambar masala.
  • Fry till onions turn a little brown and add the boiled dal.
  • Add salt to taste, tamarind juice and a little water.
  • Cook with covered lid for 15-20 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with dosa, idli, vadas or appams.

Tip:You can add lemon juice instead of tamarind juice.
You can also add vegetables like sambar onions, beans, drumsticks and carrots to the sambar.