Monday, December 14, 2009

Mullangi Sambar / Radish Sambar


1 cup toordal
Onions - 1 medium sliced (You can also use pearl onions 10 nos if you wish)
Tomatoes - 2 medium chopped
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup chopped
white radish - 1 medium, cut into circle shape.
Carrots - 2 medium sized . Cut into circle shape. ( or choose whatever veggie catches your fancy)
Tamarind extract - about 1 cup from a lime sized ball soaked in warm water for half an hour
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
sambhar powder - 3 tsp (roasted and powdered- 1 tsp of chana dal, uraddal, coriander (dhania) seeds, fenugreek seeds (methi), jeera and shredded coconut)
Salt - as required.
You can add little bit jaggery or sugar if you like .


Pressure-cook toor dal with turmeric in two cups of water. Mash and make a paste.Keep it aside.
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, crackle some mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves. Add onions, tomatoes and radish, sauté them
for few minutes.
Stir in the tamarind juice, salt, red chilli powder, sambhar powder and 1 glass water. Mix it well, cover with a lid. Bring the water to boil, then add mashed toor dal. Let it simmer for fifteen minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally, till the good aroma comes.

Serve hot with rice.

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