Tirunelveli Sambhar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - Toor dal
  • 1 big - Onion
  • 1 small - Tomato
  • Tamarind - lime-sized
  • 1 pinch - Hing
  • 2 - Green chillies
  • 2 tsps - Sambhar powder
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - Sliced Radish
  • For Seasoning:
  • 3 tbsp - Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp -Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Urad dal
  • 6-7 - Fenugreek seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • To Grind:
  • 6 tbsp - Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin Seeds

How to Make Tirunelveli Sambhar

  • Pressure cook the tuvar dal with the radish until it becomes mushy (3 whistles). Keep it aside.
  • Extract the juice from the tamarind.
  • In a pan, heat the oil, add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, urad dhal. Let them crackle.
  • Add curry leaves.
  • Now add the onion, tomato, and green chillies. Fry until soft.
  • Add the tamarind extract, turmeric powder, asafoetida and sambhar powder.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Let it boil for 3 mins.
  • Add mashed toor dhal and radish. Mix it well.
  • Then add the ground paste and boil it for 5-10 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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