Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Quick and Easy Sambar

The moment I saw jaleela's event for Bachelor's feast, this is one particular dish I remembered which I have learnt a few years back but have found it very handy when time is a constraint. Here goes the recipe.

Toor dal: 50 grams
Onions: 40 grams
Carrots: 30 grams
Potatoes: 30 grams
Tomatoes: 20 grams
Sambar powder: 20 grams
Green chilly - 1 no
Tamarind - a lemon size ball
Salt and turmeric powder - to taste

To temper:
Oil - 10 grams
mustard - 5 grams
Cumin seeds - 2 grams
Curry leaves - few

  • Wash the toor dal and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile chop all the vegetables listed above. Chop them into big pieces since we are going to pressure cook them.
  • In a pressure cooker add the toor dal, chopped vegetables, slit green chillies, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Soak the tamarind in warm water for 5 minutes and make a thick pulp out of it.
  • Open the pressure cooker, add the tamarind pulp and sambar powder. Mix well.
  • Allow it to boil. Check for salt and and add water if you feel the gravy is very thick.
  • In a kadai, pour oil. Once oil is hot add the mustard. Once mustard splutters add the cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Pour this tempering over the sambar and mix well.

Quick and Easy sambar is ready. Serve with idli, dosa or rice

You can add other vegetables of your choice also like, kani vellari (cucumber), bottle guard, etc..
If you want to add ladies finger, add it after the pressure cooker is opened otherwise it will become very mushy, Or microwave the okra with a pinch of salt and add at the end when the sambar is left to boil.

Linking this to Jaleela's my-own-event-bachelors-feast.html and spicenflavours Garlic or turmeric and Only Side dishes

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