Monday, June 29, 2009

Sambar (without sambar powder)


Ingredients :-


  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • small onion - 20 nos
  • tomato( big) - 1
  • brinjal (small)- 2
  • Drumstick - 1
  • green chilli - 2
  • chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • cumin seed- 1/2 teaspoon
  • tamarind - 1 small lemon size
  • asafoetida - 1 pinch

For seasoning...

  • oil - 2 teaspoons
  • fenugreek seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
  • curry leaves - 10 nos


Method :

  • Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder and asafoetida.
  • Wash and cut the vegetables.
  • Grind the coconut with cumin seeds.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add onion and green chillies.
  • Saute for a minute and add all the remaining vegetables one by one.
  • Add salt and saute for three more minutes.
  • Add the tamarind juice, chilli, turmeric and coriander powders.
  • Now add the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Pour the coconut cumin mix and allow it to boil for three minutes.
  • Adjust salt and season the sambar with fenugreek, mustard and curry leaves.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.


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