Thursday, September 15, 2011



Baby onions 6
Green chillies 5
Carrot 2 medium
Drumstick 1
Bottle guard pieces 1 cup
Ginger 1inch piece
Toor dal 1/2 cup
Oil 4tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Garlic crushed 2
Curry leaves 6-10
Coriander leaves 1/2 cup
Tamarind paste 3-4tbspn

Sambar masala powder:

Toor dal 1 cup
Coriander seeds 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds 3/4 cup
Rock salt 2 tbspn
Dry roast all the ingredients separately and make a fine powder.


Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker.
Take a kadai, add oil. Let it be heated.
Now add mustard seeds,cumin seeds, asafoetida and crushed garlic. Sauté for 2 mins.
Next add onions, green chillies, half of the curry leaves,drumstick pieces, bottle guard pieces and Sauté for 5-10 mins.
Now add 4-5 cups of water. Add salt, turmeric powder and cook till all the vegetables get soft by keeping lid.
Next tamarind pulp and red chilli powder should be added.
Now add cooked dal, crushed Ginger piece and cook for few mins.
Finally add 2-3 tbspn of sambar powder.( Remaining powder can be stored in a fridge).
At last coriander leaves and curry leaves should be added.

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