Mixed Vegetable Sambar

Payaswini's Recipes

1 cup toor dal
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. oil
1-2 cups mixed vegetables, cut into small pieces
(green beans, carrot, radish, turnip, onion, potatoes, bell pepper, peas)
1-2 tsp. tamarind juice
2 tbsp. grated, coconut
1-1/2 tbsp. Sambar Powder
1 long spring curry leaves
Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
2 tsp. oil
1/2 tsp. mustard seeds
Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker with water, turmeric, oil and keep aside.
Grind sambar powder, coconut and little water to a fine paste.
Put all the vegetables into a pan. Add water and bring to the boil until the vegetables are tender.
Add salt, ground paste, tamarind, cooked dal and curry leaves. Bring it to the boil.
(If necessary add little water)
Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sambar thickens.
Remove from the heat.
Heat oil in a pan, add seasonings when it starts to split, stir into the sambar.
Serve hot with rice.

Note: For this sambar Mixed Lentils can be used.