Tiffin Sambar with Moong Dal

Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup - moong dal or paasi paruppu
  • 1/2 cup - onion, chopped
  • 1 - tomato
  • 2 - green chillies
  • 2 - brinjal, small
  • 1 - potato
  • 1 - carrot, small
  • 1 tbsp - tamarind extract
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 or 8 tsp - asafoetida
  • 1/4 tsp - jaggery
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, chopped
  • A few - curry leaves
  • Salt and water as needed
  • For sambar powder:
  • 1.5 tbsp - channa dal
  • 1.5 tsp - coriander seeds
  • 3 to 4 - dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek seeds
  • To season:
  • 2 to 3 tsp - oil or ghee
  • 3/4 tsp - mustard
  • 1 tsp - jeera or cumin
  • 1 sprig - curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp - asafoetida

How to Make Tiffin Sambar with Moong Dal

  • Pressure cook dal up to 3 whistles. Mash and keep aside.
  • Chop onion, vegetables, tomatoes, slit green chillies.
  • Heat a kadai or pan with oil or ghee and temper.
  • For tempering:
  • Add onion and fry till transparent.
  • Add the vegetables and tomato together and fry on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  • Add some salt while frying for easy cooking of the vegetables.
  • Add required water and the tamarind and boil till the vegetables get cooked.
  • Add the curry leaves, coriander leaves, salt, and asafoetida.
  • Lastly, add the sambar powder and bring to boil.
  • Add the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Adjust water as needed to get a sambar consistency.
  • Bring to boil and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve with idly or dosa or pongal.
  • Recipe courtesy: Rak's Kitchen

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