Zero Oil Sambar (sambar made in zero oil, needed just for tempering)

Zero Oil Sambar (sambar made in zero oil, needed just for tempering)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 20

Cook Time : 33

Total Time : 53

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Ingredients for Dal:- 1 cup arhar dal (toor dal)

  • 1 small onion (chopped)

  • 1 small potato (chopped)

  • 1 small brinjal (chopped)

  • 1 small carrot (chopped)

  • 1/2 cup red pumpkin (chopped)

  • 4-5 french beans finely chopped, cut into 4 pieces each)

  • For Tempering:- 1 tbsp tamarind paste (imli)

  • 1 tsp chilli powder

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

  • 2 tsp oil

  • 1 tsp mustard seed

  • 5 – 6 curry leaves

  • 2 – 3 dry red chilli

  • 2 tbsp sambar powder

  • A pinch of asafoetida (heeng, 1 pinch only)

  • Salt approximately 1/4 teaspoon

  • 9 cups of water

Directions

  • 01

    Wash and soak dal for 1/2 an hour. Drain the water.

  • 02

    Add 8 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder. Microwave in a microwave safe bowl at 100% power for 15 mins. Allow to stand (covered) for 10 mins.

  • 03

    Microwave oil at 100% power for 30 secs in a separate microwave safe bowl.

  • 04

    Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, and asafoetida and chopped onions. Microwave at 100% power for 2 mins.

  • 05

    Add remaining chopped vegetables and 1 cup of water. Microwave (covered) at 100% power for 10 mins.

  • 06

    Mix these cooked vegetables with the cooked dal.

  • 07

    Add sambar powder and tamarind paste. Microwave covered at 100% power for 5 mins.

  • 08

    Allow to stand for 5 mins.

  • 09

    Serve with idli, vada, boiled rice or dosa (anything of your choice)

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