Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sambar (Split pigeon pea with vegetables in a spicy sauce)

1. Toor Dal or Split pigeon pea= 1 cup and one potato cut in to 4 portions.
2. Onion chopped = 2 medium ones.
3. Mixed Vegetables = 2 cup.
4. Green chilli = 2 slit
5. Tamarind Pulp = 1 1/2 tsp
6. Turmeric a pinch.
7.Asafoetida =1/2 tsp
8.Chilli powder - 1 tsp
9.Sambar powder - 2 tsp
10.Tomato= 2 small ones chopped.


1.Oil =1 tbs
2.Mustard, urad dal and fenugreek =1 tsp
3. Dried whole red chilli=1
4.Curry leaves= few.


1.Cook potato long with the dal,asafoetida and turmeric along with 2 cups of water and pressure cook till about 3 whistles. Then remove and mash well and keep aside.

2. Pour the oil and when it is hot add the mustard and urad dal and fenugreek,curry leaves and after 2 minutes add the sambar onions and cook for 5 minutes then add the vegetables then cook this in low flame for another 5 minutes.

3. Add sambar masala,chilli powder and cook for further 2 mnts.

(if u are using microwave add one spoon of oil to the veg and cook in high speed for 6 mnts then add red chilly powder – 1 tsp,coriander POwder – 2 tsp,turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp,fenugreek powder – a pinch and cook for further 2mnts-no need of sambar masala all this will serve the purpose of masala)

4. Now add this to dal mixture. Also add tomato pieces and tamarind pulp. Cook till the consistency you want.

Then remove from heat and enjoy this.
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