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Thursday, April 29, 2010


Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Pearl Onions/Small red onions - 10 no.s
Sambhar powder(homemade or store bought) - 2 tbsp
Salt - To taste
Tumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli - 1 no
Oil - 1 tbsp
Curry leaf - 1 sprig
Coriander leaf - 1 -2 sprig

Wash and soak the toor dal for 20 -30 min
Pressure cook the dal with a pinch of tumeric. Cooked dal should be mushy.
Peel and quarter the onions.
Heat oil in kadhai and saute the onion till light golden brown.
Add sambar powder,tumeric,salt and fry for a min.
Add 2 cup water and tamarind paste.Cook on med heat until onion are done.
Add mashed dal, asafoetida and mix well and boil. Turn off when sambar thickens to required consistency.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan & season mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaf.
Once mustard seed splutters add seasoning and chopped coriander leaf to sambar.
Serve hot with rice and any veg curry of your choice.

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