Monday, March 21, 2011

Pasiparuppu Sambar/Moongdal Sambar

      Moongdal sambar , i use more moongdal than tuvar dal...that too next day after eating chicken or spicy foods.this is a simple sambar vegetable and it can be prepared in few minutes.moongdal heals mouth and stomach ulcer.Compared to tuvar dal its rich in all nutritional value.

  1. Moongdal    3/4 cup
  2. Onion    1/2 finely chopped
  3. Tomato   1 medium chopped
  4. Kuzhambu milagai powder    1 tsp(not raw chilli powder)
  5. Coriander powder     2 tsp
  6. Sambar powder   1 tsp(optional)
  7. Tamarind     a small piece soaked in water &extracted
  8. Salt    as needed
To temper
  1. Oil   2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds      1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds/Jeera    1/2 tsp
  4. Fennel seeds        1/4 tsp
  5. Dry red chillie    1 (broken)
  6. Hing      1/4 tsp
  7. Curry leaves     few

  • Pressure cook moongdal with turmeric powder and 3 cups of water to 1-2 whistles.
  • Once done,open the cooker and mash the dal and add milagai thool and coriander powder .
  • Mix it with "maththu" or spatula,then add finely chopped tomatoes and mash the tomatoes with the dal lightly.
  • Then add onions,enough water and add salt ,mix everything well and allow to boil.(the sambar should be little thick than the regular sambar).
  • Now add the tamarind extract or juice and stir well and boil for another 2-3 mniutes.
  • And now the moongdal sambar is ready for seasoning/tempering.
  • Heat oil ina pan and add all tempering ingredients one by one and allow to splutter ,then add it to the sambar and mix well.
  • Finally add some chopped coriander leaves..thats it the moongdal sambar is now ready to serve how with plain rice.
  • It also goes well with dosa.

All recipes are on Petitchef

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