Sambhar

Ingredients

1/2 lime sized ball Tamarind
1 cup Toor Dal (or red lentils)
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
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves (also known as coriander leaves)
1 cup of a vegetable of your choice like green beans, chopped carr

Preparation

1
Soak the tamarind in 1 cup water for 20 minutes.
2
Squeeze it out, adding water little by little to prepare 1 cup of juice.
3
Choose a heavy cooking pot.
4
Wash and clean the dal.
5
Boil 2 cups of water and add the dal, turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of oil.
6
As the dal boils, skim off the foam and discard.
7
Boil until the dal is soft and then mash it coarsely. If needed, add more water as it is boiling but do not let it get too watery.
8
If you use a pressure cooker it will take about 5 minutes.

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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

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