Monday, March 10, 2008

Mixed Veg. Sambar

1 cup tur daal, boiled/pressure-cooked
1 cup chopped mixed veggies, (I used cauliflower, broccoli & carrots)
1 tbsp sambar masala
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
salt to taste
1 tomato, chopped

1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (optional)
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig of curry leaves
2 dry, red chilies

1. Heat oil in a big saucepan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds if using, asafoetida, curry leaves, turmeric powder & red chilies.
2. As the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the veggies. Saute for 5 minutes.
3. Add cooked daal, sambar masala, tamarind pulp , tomatoes, salt and 1 cup water.
4. Bring to boil. Add more water if necessary.
5. Let it simmer till vegetables are fully cooked but not too mushy.

Note -
1. You can add any vegetables of your choice.


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