Monday, 15 October 2012



Mullangi(Radish)- 2
Thuvaram paruppu/Toor dal-1 cup
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder-2 tsp
Curry leaves- 4 or 5 leaves
Tamarind extract-1 cup(soak lemon sized ball of tamarind in a cup of water,squeeze and extract the juice)
Asafoetida- 1/2 tsp
Small Onion vadam-2 tsp( i always add more vadam for sambar,it gives good flavour and taste)
Oil- 2 tsp
Salt-required amount


 1.Wash  toor dal and boil it in sufficient amount of water,mash it properly and keep it aside.

2.Heat oil in a pan,add chopped onion,saute it well until the raw smell of onion goes off.

3.Now add chopped tomato,turmeric powder.Saute it for few minutes.

4.Then add chopped vegetables(radish,drumstick),extracted tamarind juice,chiili powder,required amount of salt to the content in the pan.

5.Let it boil for some time until all the added vegetables cooked properly.

6.Finally add the mashed dal,reduce the flame and let it cook for 5 minutes.

7.For seasoning:heat oil in  the pan,add asafoetida, small onion vadam,curry leaves and add this to the sambar.

8.Serve hot along with rice.

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