Tuvar dal – ½ cups (soaked for 2 hours)
Yellow moong dal – ½ cup
Tomatoes – 2 chopped
Onions – 2 chopped
Green chillies – 3 or 4 cut into pieces
Sambhar powder – 2 tbsp.
Chilli powder – 2 tsp.
Tamarind water – ½ cup ( small ball of tamarind soaked in water and juice taken)
Mixed vegetables – 1 cup ( carrot, potato, lady finger, brinjal, drumsticks, chamadumpa or arbi)
Asafetida or hing – ½ tsp.
Turmeric – 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil – 2 tsp.
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
Cumin – 1 tsp.
Split urad dal – 1 tsp.
Curry leaves – a few
- In a pressure pan, add the soaked dal together with yellow moong dal, tomatoes, onions, hing, green chillies, sambhar powder, chilli powder, tamarind water, salt and turmeric. Add 2 cups water and pressure cook till done. Mash well.
- Depending on the vegetables you want to add to the sambhar, boil them and keep aside.
- In a kadai, add oil and once hot, add the ingredients under ‘to temper’. Once done, add the vegetables and sauté well.
- Add these sautéed vegetables to the dal mix in the pressure pan and give it a boil.
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