Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Madras Sambhar

1.Onion-1 (large)
3.Tuar dhal-1/2cup
4.Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
5.Sambhar powder - 3tsp
Chillipowder+coriander powder-3tsp
6.Tamarind paste - 1tsp
7.Mustard+urad dhal-1tsp
8.Asafoetida - 1/4tsp
9.salt-1 1/2 tsp
10.Oil - 1tbsp
11.Drumstick- 2 or any other vegetable - 250gms

1.Cook Tuar dhal in a pressure cooker with 1/4tsp of turmeric powder, asafoetida and 1/2tsp of ghee or oil.
2.In a pan heat oil, add the mustard, urad dhal and curry leaves. When it starts to crackle add the sliced onion and saute, until it is soft and pink. Add the chopped tomato, saute well.
3.Add turmeric powder, Sambharpowder, salt and the vegetable. Pour in 3 cups of water, cover the pan and leave it to cook on medium fire.When almost done add the cooked dhal, tamarind paste,stir and leave it to cook. When done garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.
4.For fast cooking , after adding the masala powders and the vegetable transfer the mixture to the cooker with the cooked dhal, add the tamarind paste.
5.Bring to a boil, once the steam comes, place the weight on the steam vent and reduce the fire. Turn it off after 5 minutes and leave it to cool.( do not release the steam).

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