Sambar Variety - 1

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sambar Powder 1 tablespoon or 3 teaspoons
Toor dal 1cup
Mixed vegetables 1 cup
(beans, carrot, peas, corn)
(You will get the packet in frozen section)
Turmeric powder 2 pinches
Tamarind 2 inch piece or
Tamarind juice 1/2 cup
Curry leaves 8 to 10
Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Hing 2 pinches
Jeera 1/2 teaspoon
Menthi seeds 1/4 teaspoon
Oil 2 teaspoons
Cilantro leaves for garnishing
Salt as needed

1. Cook the toor dal by adding 3 cups of water . Mash the toor dal and keep it aside. Boil tamarind in hot water and add tamarind to it . After it cools squeeze out the juice. Cut onions into small pieces.

2. Heat a pan add oil to it, add mustard seeds, jeera ,menthi seeds, red chillies cut into 2 or 3 halves and hing. When the mustard seeds start to  pop add the onions and mixed vegetables. And mix well after 2 minutes.

3. Add water to it . Add tamarind juice to it. Add toor dal. Add sambar powder to it and mix well.

4. Boil until the vegetables are fully cooked. Garnish with cilantro leaves.


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