Jan 24, 2008

Idly - Sambar

This sambar is different from the sambar we make everyday. Thought would share this with you. The main ingredients are as follows:
  • 1 cup Moong dal
  • 2 tbsp toor dal
  • 10 pearl onions ( Chinna onion)
  • 5 drumstick pieces
  • 1 carrot chopped into 1/2 inch
  • 1 eggplant chopped into 1/2 inch
  • 11/2 teaspoon tamarind paste ( if necessary)
  • 1 big tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sambar powder (can use coriander powder+Chilli Powder instead)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt for taste
Thalikka
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp urid dal
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 red chilli and some curry leaves
Method

Take a medium size pressure pan and fry the moon dal for 3 to 4 minutes. Then add Toor dal, vegetable, Turmeric powder, Sambar powder (or coriander + chilli powder) and salt. Pressure cook the above ingredients upto 2 whistles. This finishes the sambar. In a small kadai pre -heat 1 tbsp oil, then add mustard, urid dal, red chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida. Fry them for 10 seconds. Add these to the sambar. Serve this with hot idly or dosa. This sambar can be used as a side dish for pongal also. Try this and lemme know your comments.
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