Friday, May 4, 2012

Carrot Sambar



Red gram dal  - 1 cup

Onion -   1 no(chopped)

Carrot - 1 cup (peeled ,Washed and chopped)

Tomato - 1 no(chopped) 

Tamarind paste - 1 tbs 

Green chilly  - 1 no (chopped)

Garlic - 4 pods 

Red chilly powder   - 1 tbs 

Coriander powder  - 2  tbs

Sambar powder  - 1tbs  

Fenugreek powder   - 1tsp  

Turmeric powder - 1tsp  

Asafoetida - a pinch

Curry leaves  - a handfull 

Coriander leaves - a handfull   

For  seasoning:

Oil -  for frying

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 

Black gram dal  - 1 tsp 

Cumin seeds  - 1 tsp 

Fenugreek seeds  - 1/2 tsp 

Red chilly  - 1 no 


Wash  and cook  cook  dal with garlic pods and mash
Heat oil in a pan splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chilly, 

black gram dal, curry leaves and asafoetida. 

Then onions with little salt followed by tomatoes, now add red chilly powder, 

coriander powder, turmeric powder, sambar powder, 

chopped  green chillies and then carrot and add required salt, . 

Allow this mixture to boil until carrots are cooked. 

Now add mashed dhal, finally add tamarind extract and  

fenugreek powder and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with idly or dosa or chappathi or rice.

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