Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sambhar Simplified with yellow mung dal
Traditional Sambhar is prepared with Tuvar dal which takes much longer to cook than Mung dal.
Mung dal can be cooked in a pan, avoiding the much dreaded pressure cooker generally used by moms in an Indian kitchen!
Ingredients: (2-3 servings)
1/2 cup (yellow) mung dal ( Best is to first soak the dal and while you are doing the rest,it has time to soak
or,wash+soak in the morning before leaving for work.)
2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
mustard seeds (rai) 1 tsp
haldi 1/2 tsp
hing a pinch
Limda (few - if you have, rinsed)
sambhar powder 2-3 tsp ( more if you want spicier)
oil 2 Tbsp.
salt to taste
kothmir (optional) washed and chopped
In a large pan, add oil.
Add mustard,limda (do vaghar)
stir till it softens
add hing,haldi and sambhar powder
add tomatoes,stir, cover and cook till softened
add the dal
add 2-3 cups boiling water
cook until dal softens(gets cooked)
Add salt to taste
add lemon juice to taste