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Sambar

Ingredients:

Tuvar dhal - 3/4 cup
Vegetables - 3 cups (like sambar onions, white pumpkin, chow-chow)
Tamarind - lemon size
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons
Curry leaves - 1 tablespoon
Rasam powder - 2 teaspoon
Salt - 1-3/4 teaspoon - 2 teaspoons
Sugar - 1-1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Green chillies - 2-4.

Seasoning

Oil - 1 tablespoon
Red chilli - 1
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Black gram dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
Hing powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Directions:

Pressure cook dhal with one and a half cups of water for ten minutes. When cold mash well.
Soak tamarind in one cup of water, for five minutes, squeeze well and strain out juice.

Cook vegetables in one and a half cups of water. When three quarter cooked add slit green chillies, salt and sugar. Add tamarind water and simmer till raw smell disappears.

Add mashed dhal, rasam powder and curry leaves. Simmer till thick, add coriander leaves.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, black gram dhal and red chilli. When mustard seeds splutter, add hing powder and pour the seasoning over the sambar. Serve sambar hot with rice and chips.

Yield: Serves 6

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