Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Sambhar

Toor dhal 1 cup(Boiled)
Potato 1
Beans 4-5
Carrot 1
Onion 1
Tomato 1
Green Chilly 2
Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
Tamarind pulp
Methi/Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Cumin/Jeera seeds 1/4 tsp
Hing powder 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6
Salt as per taste

Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water.
Wash and chop all the vegetables into medium size and until required put them in a bowl of water(except onion, tomato and green chilly)
Wash and cook toor dhal with turmeric powder and water until soft.
Except onion, tomato and green chilly cook all the vegetables and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard when it stops spluttering add methi seeds, cumin seeds, when they crackle, add hing powder, green chilly and curry leaves.
Now add onion and tomato and fry until and both onion and tomato is done.
Now add tamarind water soaked with tamarind, removing the tamarind pulp and seed.
Add 1 glass of water and let the raw smell in tamarind water go.
Now add sambhar powder and salt and mix well.
Now add cooked vegetables and toor dhal and mix everything properly.
Cook for 4-5 mins or until bubbles form.
Before switching off add a tsp of ghee and coriander leaves.
Serve mixed vegetable sambhar with rice and papad. 

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