November 02, 2010

SIMPLE BUT TASTY SAMBAR

Ingredients:
Toor dal - 1 cup
Onions - 2 (into 4 pieces)
Tomatoes - 3 (finely chopped)
Drum stick - 5-6 pieces
Coriander and cumin powder - 1 tbsp
Dry red chillies - 4
Tamarind extract - 1-2 tbsp
Jaggery - small piece
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Cumin, Fenugreek, Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves


Method:

  • Soak the dal for 30 minutes and pressure cook till dal is tender. Cool and blend it,
  • Heat oil in big kadai, add dry red chillies, cumin, fenugreek and mustard seeds, curry leaves and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add onions, drumstick and tomato pieces, close the lid and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add water and spices and cook till drumsticks are tender.
  • Add tamarind juice, jaggery and cooked dal and add sufficient water.
  • Bring to boil them or cook another 10 minutes.
  • Lastly garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Steamed Idli, Dosa or Rice.











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