Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Radish Sambar | Mullangi Sambar

Radish sambar is a delicious South Indian sambar with radish as the main ingredient. You can either use small red radish or large white ones.



Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1. Radish - 1 cup washed and sliced
2. Toor dal - 1/2 cup
3. Onion - 1 medium
4. Tomato - 1 medium
5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
6. Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
7. Sambar powder - 2 teaspoon
8. Tamarind paste thick - 1 tablespoon
9. Coriander leaves - for garnishing
10. Salt to taste

For tempering:
1. Oil - 1 tablespoon
2. Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
3. Fenugreek seeds - 1/8 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves - few
5. Dried red chilli - 2
6. Asafoetida - a pinch

Method:
1. Wash toor dal and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles.

2. Transfer the cooked dal in a large saucepan and add sliced radish, sliced onion, diced tomato, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sambar powder and salt to taste. Add around 1 cup of water for the vegetables to cook. Turn on heat and cook until radish is soft and well cooked.

3. Add tamarind paste and mix well. Turn off the heat.

4. For tempering, heat oil in a small pan and crackle mustard seeds. Then add fenugreek seeds, dried red chilli, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and turn off the heat. Add the tempering into sambar.

5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice/dosa/idli.

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