Friday, June 28, 2013

Mango sambhar




Ingredients (serves for 2)


Toor dal - 1/2 cup (1 cup size = 150 ml)
mango - 1/2
onion - 1/2
tomato - 1/2
green chilli - 2
coriander leaves 
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1 tsp
fenugreek seeds (vendhayam) - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
tamarind - gooseberry sized
coriander powder + chilli powder - 1 + 1 tsp or sambhar powder - 2 tsp
salt - as needed
oil - 2 tsp
turmeric - 1/4 tsp


Method:


  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water and extract tamarind juice. chop the onion, tomato and mango
  • heat oil in pressure cooker and add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds
  • when the color of fenugreek is changed, add onion and green chilli
  • when onion gets transparent, add tomato. When the tomato gets mashed, add mango, turmeric and salt.
  • saute it for a minute and add the tamarind juice and 1 cup of water.
  • let it boil for 2 mins and add coriander powder + chilli powder or sambhar powder
  • add toor dal and close the cooker. 
  • Give it 2 whistles. Add little water and cook it for a minute if the desired consistency is not reached. 
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves.



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