Tamarind (Lemon size)
1 cup of Toor Dal (yellow split peas)
1/2 cup of onions finely chopped
1/2 cup of Tomatoes finely chopped
1 tsp of Cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp of mustard
a pinch of Hing powder
1 tsp of turmeric powder
2 tsp of sambhar powder
salt to taste
1 tsp of oil
1 strand of curry leaves
1/2 cup of vegetable (Carrots or pumpkin or ladies finger or any veg of your choice)
Soak the tamarind in water for 1 hr. After 1 hr, take the tamarind juice. To know how to take the tamarind juice check out this how to make tamarind juice video.
In a pressure cooker, cook the toor dal with turmeric powder and enough water for 3 hisses. Let it cool.
Now, in a pan, add a tsp of oil, mustard seeds. When the seeds pops, add hing, cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Optional: Add the vegetable of your choice, add some water and let it cook for 5 min. If you add carrots it becomes carrot sambhar, if ladies finger then it becomes ladies finger... if no vegies then it becomes plain sambhar. Easy huh?
Add onions and saute them till they become light brown. Add tomatoes and saute them for few seconds.
Add the tamarind extract and add salt. Let it come to a boil. Now add some water add let it boil.
Now add the sambhar powder/chilli powder, when it comes to a boil switch off the stove and serve hot.
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