Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4
Pink Masoor Dal - ½ cup ( you can use toor dal too)
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
Green Chillies - 1 or 2
Water - 2 cups + extra as needed
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves a handful finely chopped
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - ¼ tsp
Take washed dal, tomatoes, chillies in a pressure cooker and cover with water. Pressure cook this for 2 whistle, turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself.
Take chilli, coriander and turmeric powder in a bowl, add little water and mix well. Set aside.
Open the cooker, add in the spice paste, salt, extra water and tamarind pulp. Bring it to boil and simmer for 10 more mins.
Make seasoning by heating oil and crackling mustard, cumin, asafoetida.
Now add in the seasoning to sambar and coriander leaves. Mix well.
|Take washed masoor dal in the pressure cooker...
You can use toor dal too
|add in tomatoes|
|and some green chillies which are optional|
|cover with water and pressure cooker|
|Take chilli, coriander and turmeric powder in a bowl|
|pour water to make a paste|
|now the dal is cooked|
|add in salt|
|some extra water|
|add in spice paste|
|add in little tamarind water|
|mix well and simmer for 10 more mins|
|now it is all done|
|heat some oil in a pan|
|add in mustard, cumin and asafoetida|
|let them crackle|
|pour it in|
|add in lots of coriander leaves|