- 2 CupsToor dal
- 7 Nos Small onions (sliced)
- 5 Dry red chillies
- 1/2 Tsp Tamarind paste
- 1/2 pod garlic(pealed)
- 1/2 Tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 Tsp pepper
- 1/2 Tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
- 1/2 Tsp mustard seeds
- 1/2 Tsp urad dal
- 2 Tsp oil
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 1 Gram Asafoetida
- salt to taste.
Pressure cook the toor dal with turmeric powder.
Grind peppercorns, cumin seeds and coriander seeds to a coarse powder.
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, urad dal,red chillies and curry leaves.
After the mustard seeds have spluttered, add the onions and saute.
Add the garlic.Now add the tamarind paste (or extract) and water.
when the tamarind water comes to a boil, add the cooked dal.
Add salt and cook.Add asafoetida and cook for a minute before switching off.
This sambar is great with vadams and ghee!