Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Masala Sambhar

Toor dal 1 cup
Beans and Carrot 1 cup
Onion 1(finely chopped)
Garlic 5(Finely chopped)
Tomato 1(Finely chopped)
Red Chilly powder 1 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Hing 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few
Fresh coconut 4 tsp
Clove powder 1 tsp
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Coriander leaves few

Wash and pressure cook toor dhal carrot and beans with turmeric until soft and not mushy.
Seasoning is the important thing in this sambhar which gives all the taste and delicious flavour.
Heat oil add mustard when it splutters add cumin seeds, curry leaves and hing and fry for a min or two.
Now add onion garlic and tomato and saute until tomato softens, add turmeric, sambhar powder, garam masala, clove powder cardamom powder, red chilly powder and salt.
Fry for 2mins add coconut and mix well. Pour the seasoning over the boiled toor dhal and vegetables.
Mix well and serve hot with rice and a dollop of ghee.

This delicious sambhar can be prepared with vegetables like brinjal and pumpkin also.

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