January 12, 2006

Tuwar dal and tomato sambhar

Here is My Dhaba's tuwar dal and tomato sambhar made for you today. This sauce is very simple and easy to make at home. Here is tuwar dal and mixed vegetables sambhar recipe details which we had cooked few days ago.

Tuwar dal and tomato sambhar recipe
Serves - 4
Preparation time - 20 minutes

Tuwar dal – 1 cup
Salt – 1-1/2 teaspoons
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Onions – 2, medium size, finely sliced
Garlic – 3 beads, finely sliced
Tomato – 3, medium size, finely sliced
Green chillies - 3, medium size, slit just a little at the stem end
Tamarind extract – 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
Dried red chillies - 2, medium size, broken into halves
Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
Oil – 1+1 teaspoons
Ghee – 1 teaspoon

Method: Boil 6 cupfuls of water in a flat-bottomed vessel; put the dal, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and 1 teaspoon of oil into it. Cover the vessel with a lid and cook over moderate heat till the dal turns soft. You may also pressure-cook it by boiling the cooker to full pressure and then subsimmer it for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, pour the top thin water into another vessel and mash the residual thick dal to a creamy smooth consistency with a dal churner or you may mash it in a blender. Pour back the dal water into the mashed dal. Add the tamarind extract and salt to the dal. Adjust the water by adding a little more water if needed and cook for 5 minutes. Heat a frying pan and pour in the oil and ghee into it. When very hot, add the mustard seeds to splutter, dried red chillies, curry leaves, garlic, green chillies, and the onions. Saute till the onions turn brown here and there and add the tomatoes. Saute the tomato till its juice does not ooze out and then pour the mashed dal over it. Cover with a lid to simmer over moderate heat for 5 minutes, then over low heat for 10 minutes and remove from the heat. It tastes so delicious when served on hot boiled rice with a teaspoon of pure ghee over it. Enjoy!



Blogger gini said...

For some unknown reason I can never make a tasty sambhar. Will try this recipe.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a new visitor and just love looking at your site. It makes me so hungry for Indian food! As a Westerner married to an Indian, I am enjoying learning the art of Indian cooking. But since I don't know all of the terminology, could you kindly tell me what tuwar dal is?

Anonymous Samreen said...

Hi Vkn,
It's me again actually i've a question about your tomato sambhar that when i've to add the garlic and red chillie as it's not mentioned in the recipe,sry to say.I made it today and i add garlic just before adding the onion in the heated oil and the red chillie i add it in the tuwar dal when it's boiling...i think i did it right it's still cooking so don't know the end result.
Thankyou so much for the great stuff in your blog.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Vkn,
As u told me that i was absolutely right regarding to your"tomato sambhar"so how could i failed to make this delicious sambhar,it turned out so good and everyone like it.Thankyou so much and keep up the good work.


Anonymous Annita said...

This is really new to me..Definitely gonna try it out.
And thanks for adding me to your blogroll..But the name u've written out there is wrong..My name is Annita and its not Deepa.


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