This is a flavorful and tasty sambhar which is made out of freshly ground masala and veggies.It goes very well with rice as well as tiffin items such as idly,dosa and pongal.My mom has a tradition of making this sambhar on auspisious days and vratham days and uses toor dhal to make this one for rice,moong dhal for tiffin sambhar.I used fresh drumsticks only it can be with mixed veggies too.
|Coriander leaves(chopped)||to garnish|
To Roast and Grind
Pressure cook the toor dhal with turmeric powder and asafoetida ,keep aside.Chop the onion,tomato and veggies and dry roast the ingredients which is given in"to roast and grind" and grind it to a coarse powder.
Heat oil in a pan or pot,saute the onion ,tomatoes and drumsticks add in the cooked and mashed toor dhal to it and let it boil till the drumstick gets cooked.Now add the tamarind paste and cook it for one boil.
Finally add in the ground masala and boil it for 5 minutes.Crackle the mustard seed,urad dhal,cumin seeds and curry leaves in a pan and add it to the sambhar.Turn off the stove and garnish it with coriander leaves.
Sambhar is ready to have it with piping hot rice.
- Other veggies such as Capsicum,brinjal,white pumkin can be used.
- Tastes even better with shallots are used.
- While dry roasting the ingredients,coconut need to be added in the end.
- Frozen drumsticks needs to be cooked with a pinch of salt separately.