Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tiffin sambar

The mung dal sambar is often served for breakfast along with idlis , topped with ghee ....yummmm .This sambar strikes perfect combination with dosas,idli,pongal and hence also is known as  tifffen sambar .Lets have a look how to prepare this :

Ingredients :
Mung dal :1/2 cup
water - 1.5 cup
shallots: 10-12 
tomato : 1 large 
tamarind : small lemon size 
turmeric : 1/2 tsp
asafetida : little
mustard seeds:1/2 tsp
cumin seeds :1/2 tsp
curry leaves : few
salt as per taste 
oil :1/2 tbs 

To grind :

Red chilies : 4 or adjust according to taste 
coriander seeds- 1 tbs
channa dal- 2 tbs
fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
coconut - about 2 tbs

  1. Rinse and pressure cook dal  with 1/2 tsp of turmeric  for about  2 to 3 whistle.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the masala by dry roasting the above "to grind" ingredients on a low flame for about 5 minutes,make a paste and keep aside.
  3. Heat 1/2 tbs of oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and let crackle add cumin seeds ,some curry leaves and  asafetida
  4. saute for about 2 -3 minutes adding a little salt ,next bring in the tamatoes saute well and add 2 cups water
  5. add the tamarind paste at this stage and let this come to a rolling boil,you will notice foam on the top which means that the tamarind is cooked.
  6. add the cooked and mashed dal and let this cook for about 10 to 15 mintues .adjust the consistency at this stage.
  7. add coriander steams for a nice aroma and finally add in the paste and mix everything well and let boil for 2 more minutes before turning down the heat.
  8. enjoy !

Here is the unbeatable combo for this sambar : soft idlis

Here is a quick video tutorial: 

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