Monday, June 25, 2007




Tuvar Dal - 1/2 cup
Onions - 1 nos.
Green chillies - 1nos.
Vegetables, diced - 3-5 cups of your choice mix
(Potato/Raw banana/Brinjal/Yellow Pumpkin/Yam/Drumsticks/Ladies Finger/Carrots/Tomatoes )
Sambhar Masala - 2tbsp.
Asafoetida - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Tamarind - half the size of a lemon
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Salt to taste


Pressure cook the dal with turmeric. Mash it & keep aside. Soak tamarind in water.

Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, chopped onion & slit green chillies.
Fry for a while(not till brown!). Add asafoetida followed by the vegetables(except for ladies finger & tomatoes). Fry for a min or two. Add water. Add salt and cook till almost done. Add tomatoes & ladies finger and cook till done. Add tamarind extract & bring to boil. Mix Sambhar in a little water and add it to the vegetables. Cook for a little while and then add the dal. Check for consistency. Add water if required. Let it boil for few minutes and then switch off. Serve hot with rice.

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