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Onam Special - Sambar

Onam Special - Sambar

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 20

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • toor dal 1 cups

  • tomato, chopped 1 nos

  • water 1 cups

  • bottle gourd, finely chopped 1/4 cups

  • salt 1 tsp

  • red Chili Powder 1 1/2 tsp

  • turmeric powder 1 tsp

  • coriander powder 1 tsp

  • sambar powder 1 tsp

  • lemon juice 1 tsp

  • To temper sambar 1 tsp

  • mustard seeds 1 tsp

  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

  • asafoetida 1/8 tsp

  • curry leaves 4-5 nos

  • kashmiri chilli 1 nos

  • cinnamon 1 nos

  • cloves 2 nos

  • bay leaf 1 nos

Directions

  • 01

    To prepare sambar, in a pressure cooker, cook arhar dal with halved tomato, with enough water, to about 3 whistles or till mushy. Allow the pressure to release by itself. Once done, take out all the contents in a mixer grinder, grind coarsely. You can even mash it well with a wooden masher instead.

  • 02

    Transfer it back into the pressure cooker, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, sambar powder and required salt and mix it well with a ladle.

  • 03

    Add the cooked and chopped bottle gourd and drumsticks and cook for 10- 15 minutes on medium heat or till it is combined well in the sambar.

  • 04

    In a tadka pan, heat a teaspoon of oil. Once hot, add the ingredients to temper the sambar and wait until they splutter well and switch off heat. Pour this on the sambar.

  • 05

    Sambar is ready! Serve hot with idli, vada or dosa!

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