Thursday, March 22, 2007
My most favorite dish of all times. The thought of it lifts my mood. Whenever my mom made sambar, I used to drink it in a small bowl, even before lunchtime. Her sambar is a lengthy procedure, so I ended up with my own sambar recipe and I love it. Hope you all will like it too.
Toor dal - 1 cup (pressure cooked with little turmeric and mashed)
Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Drumstick - chopped (You may use brinjal, radish, okra, carrot or add a few of everything - it's totally upto you)
Chilli powder - 1 tbpn (use it as per your level of spiciness)
Sambar powder - 2 tbspn
Tamarind paste - 1 tbspn
Heat a vessel, add 1 tbspn oil, and add onions and fry for 3 minutes. Then add tomatoes and fry for 5 minutes. Now add the drumstick pieces (or any vegetable you are using).
Immediately add chilli powder, sambar powder and 1/2 cup water and mix well and close the lid 3/4th so that there is little gap for the steam to escape.
Take the lid and mix once in a while and when the drumstick is almost cooked, add the dal, tamarind paste, salt and 1/2 cup water. Mix well and let it come to a boil. Check for salt and take it off the stove. Heat a small pan, do tadka and add curry leaves and add this to the sambar. Serve piping hot with rice. Enjoy!
Posted by Almond Bread Company at 9:24 PM