Sunday, February 24, 2008


Radish sambar

100 g Arhar dal
2 radish(mulli)
1/4 t red chilli powder
1/4 t turmeric powder
1/4 t sambar powder
1/4 t jeera
2 pinch Asafoetida( hing)
20 g tamarind
1/4 t mustard seeds
2 tomatoes
1-2 onion
1 whole red chilli
salt to taste
few curry leaves


  • Pick and wash arhar dal .add salt ,turmeric powder, cook in a pressure cooker with 3-4 cup of water, till the dal is soft.
  • add water and mash it well,
  • soak the turmarind in a 1/2 cup of water.extract the tamarind juice in the water.keep the juice
  • cut and slice the onion and radish
  • chopped the tomatoes
  • Heat 1/2 t oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds when they crackling add asafoetide,curry leaves,jeera,whole red chilli.,then add the slice onion fry till the onion get brown in colour now add the radish ,stir well .add 1/2 oil add salt cook for few minute and add the red chill powder,sambar powder ,and chopped tomatoes,cook for few minures add little water,
  • when the vegtables cooked add tamarind juice and cooked dal. add some water bring to boil,adjust the consistency.bring to boil,and keep simmer for few minutes.
  • serve hot garnish with coriander leaves.

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