Dec 20, 2013

Bhindi Sambar

Quick n easy Sambar without too many veggies...

Tuvar dal - 1/2 cup
Onion(medium) - 1 (cut into 4 piece)
Tomato(big) - 1 (cut into 4 pieces)
Bhindi(Okra) - 4 (cut into thick rounds)
Tamarind pulp - 1 to 2 tbsp
Sambar powder - 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves - a few (optional)
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Dry red chillies - 2
Hing - 1/2 to 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp

Method : -

Wash  and clean the Tuvar dal.Put it in a pressure cooker.
Chop the onion and tomatoes.Add it to the cooker.Pour enough water and pressure cook -2 whistles.
Chop the bhindi.Keep aside.
Once the pressure is gone from the it and add the tamarind pulp,sambar powder,salt.Mix well
Add water if its too thick.Let it boil on slow flame.
Prepare Tadka - heat oil in a small kadai,splutter mustard seeds .Add dry red chillies,curry leaves,hing.Atlast add chopped bhindi and saute for 5 min.
Add this tadka to the sambar and boil it for 1 to 2 min.
Garnish with coriander leaves...

Njoy with rice,dosa or idli.... :)

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