Saturday, January 9, 2010

Simple sambhar

This is not the traditional sambhar. We just converted the leftover molagooshyam into sambhar!


Ingredients:
Onions - 1, sliced
Green chillies - 2, slit
Tomatoes - 2, blanched/bolied and pureed
Banana peppers - 2/3 (This can be substituted with any other vegetable that you want in the sambhar. We happened to have banana peppers, which are incidentally called sambhar mulagu here.)
Coriander leaves
Curry leaves
Tamarind paste
Sambhar powder - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - half a teaspoon
Mustard seeds - a teaspoon
Fenugreek - half teaspoon
Red chillies - 2
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Salt
Sugar - a pinch
Water - 1 cup
And of course, the leftover molagooshyam (it contains toor dal).

Method:
Heat a frying pan with oil in it. Add mustard seeds and fenugreek. When they crackle, add red chillies and curry leaves.
Then add banana peppers and the onions.
Add turmeric powder, followed by the sambhar powder. (If you do not have sambhar powder, you can add chilli powder, coriander powder and asafoetida powder instead. We often do and it tastes just the same.)
Then add the tomato puree and the tamarind paste. Add salt and sugar, followed by water.
Then add the molagooshyam and and let it boil.
Remove from stove and garnish with coriander and curry leaves.

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