1/2 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
2 teaspoons oil
Salt to taste
5 smalls dry red chilies (or to taste)
1 medium onion (shallots are preferable)
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds(methi)
2 tablespoons sambar powder
Soak the tamarind in 1 cup water for 20 minutes.
Choose a heavy cooking pot.
Boil 2 cups of water and add the dal, turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of oil.
If you use a pressure cooker it will take about 5 minutes.
This Sambar recipe is one of the most loved dishes in South Indian cuisine. It accompanies most every meal. In South India, there are variations to this sambar recipe-Courtesy http://www.south-indian-recipes.com
December 10, 2009