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Saturday 1 September 2012


I make sambaar every week to go with rice, dosa and idli. It is very healthy and nutritious and tastes absolutely yummy. A south Indian meal is incomplete without this.

Tur dal-3 handful
vegetables-carrot,potato ,brinjal , drumstick1 each,beans--all chopped chunkily
tamarind- Gooseberry size,soaked in hot water
turmeric-half tsp
sambar powder-3 tbsp(I use eastern)
onion-half ,chopped
tadka- oil.mustard seeds,whole red chilli,curry leaves
1. Pressure cook tur dal with vegetables,salt and turmeric, 3 whistles
2.In a saucepan add tadka ings,then add onion,sautee for few min till onions are soft
3.Add sambaar powder mix for a min, add chopped tomato, mix for a min or two
4. add cooked turdal&veg and tamarind extract.
5. Boil it and simmer for 10 min

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