Toor Dal


How to Make Sambar at Home

Vegetables: You will need shallots, drumsticks, white pumpkin and brinjal.

  1. Boil and keep aside tuar dal (one-two bowl).
  2. For the sambar powder you will need 1 tbsp of channa dal, dhaniya seeds, fresh chopped coconut and 5-6 dried lal mirch. Take 3 tbsp of oil and let all of the above mentioned ingredients fry until boil. Remove when done, grind into powder and keep aside.
  3. Take 50gms of tamarind and soak in 2 cups of hot water, leave for 10 minutes. Squeeze out all the water from soaked imli and keep aside.
  4. Boil all vegetables until half cooked and add tamarind water to it.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes, add sambar powder and salt, cook for 5 minutes. Add dal, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Prepare tempering by using 2-3 tbsp of oil and adding 1 1/2tsp of mustard seeds, half a tsp of methi dana, a crushed dried red chill, few curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida. Let it splutter and add to the sambar mix.
  7. Cook for a minute and serve hot.