Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Sambhar

Sambhar is one of the common dish made across South India this is served with all the three meals in a day.


Toor Dal : 1 1/2 cup
Onion: 1 medium sized                    
Tomatoes : 3 medium sized
Curry Leaves : 2-3 sprigs
Coriander : 1 bunch
Green Chilies : 4
Tamarind extract : 1 golf sized ball
Vegetable Choice : Pumpkin, Butter nut squash , Capsicum, Carrots, Drum Stick, Radish etc etc
Oil : 2 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida/hing : pinch
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Red Chills powder : 1/2 tsp
Sambhar powder : 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Preparation :

Pressure cook (3 whistles) the dal with the turmeric and mash it and keep it aside (for people who don't like chunks of tomato boil it with the dal). Take a wok and heat oil now add mustard and cumin seeds and once they splutter add the hing, curry leaves, onions and saute till translucent now add the green chillies and the vegetables of your choice here i have used drum stick, carrot, capsicum, tomato and saute for some time now add the red chili powder and tamarind extract and let it come to a boil add this mixture to the pressure cooker with the dal now add salt, sambhar powder and water if needed pressure cook this for two whistles(depending on the vegetables used u can reduce or increase the cooking time) . Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with hot steamed rice with ghee.

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