Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sambar -Onam special


Toor dal-1 cup(washed and soaked for 30 minutes)

Tamarind-size of a golf ball or Tamcon paste-1 tsp

Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp

Mustard seeds pinch

Salt-as required

Oil-2 tsp

Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp

Dry grated coconut-3 tsp

Cilantro/coriander leaves- (optional)

Curry leaves(a few)

Jaggery or sugar- 1 tsp

Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tsp

Green chillies- 3

Red chillies-5

Cilantro seeds -3 tsp

Bengal gram -2 tsp

Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp

Onion -1

Vegetable-Tomatoes, Drumstick, Okra, Capsicum, Radish, Carrots, Onions

Method of preparation

Cook the toor daal in the pressure cooker with double quantity of water, turmeric and salt. Keep aside to cool. Now, heat oil in a separate pan for about a minute and roast together whole chillies, bengal gram, coconut, curryleaves, coriander, cumin and fenugreek seeds till coconut turns golden brown. Then, grind all of these into a smooth paste , adding a little water from time to time. Put the tamarind with salt and water into a pan. Bring it to a boil. Add this to the toor dal and let it boil for sometime.

Add the vegetables and cook till done. Finally, mash the pressure cooked toor daal, Mix everything and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Season with mustard seeds.

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