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Methi Sambhar Recipe

Methi Sambhar is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
Category :
vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1 large bunch - fresh Methi
  • 1 tsp -tamarind paste diluted in 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp- sambhar powder
  • 1 cup -toor dal pressure cooked until soft
  • 1 pinch - Hing
  • Curry leaves and Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • salt
  • For the tadka (seasoning)
  • 1/2 tsp each - mustard, urad dal, Channa dal
  • 1 -green chilli (optional)
  • How to Make Methi Sambhar:

    1. Wash and clean the methi leaves. Remove the stalks and use only the tender green leaves. Chop this finely.
    2. In a heavy bottom vessel or wok put some oil and add all that's needed for seasoning.
    3. Now add the methi leaves and let it fry for a while on slow fire.
    4. When the leaves are tender add salt, hing and sambhar powder. Stir fry for a couple of minutes more.
    5. Add the tamarind water and let the mixture boil for a little longer.
    6. Lastly, mash the toor dal and add into the gravy (in case its too watery you may thicken it by adding 1 tsp of rice flour mixed with 1 tbsp of cold water at this stage).
    7. Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves. Goes well with rice and papadoms.


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