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Tiffin Sambar
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Tiffin Sambar - Moong Dal Sambar

Tiffin Sambar is a typical  South Indian homestyle sambar prepared with lentils and vegetables. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, South India
Keyword Curries, Sambar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 113kcal
Author Muktha H S

Ingredients

For Pressure Cooking Dal

  • 1/3 cup Moong Dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Oil
  • 1.5 Cups Water

For Sambar

  • 1 No Onion chopped , medium size
  • 1 No Tomato ,medium size
  • 2 No's Green Chillies
  • 1 No Potato medium size
  • 1 No Carrot Small
  • 4-5 No's Beans
  • 1 Tsp Tamarind firmly pressed and juice extracted
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Organic Jaggery Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Salt or as required
  • Water as required

For Tempering

  • 2 Tsp Oil / Ghee
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Jeera/ Cumin seeds
  • 1 Sprig Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing

For Sambar Powder

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Chana Dal
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 4 No's Dry Red Chillies Guntur
  • 1/2 Tsp Fenugreek Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Jeera seeds , Optional

Instructions

  • Soak 1 Tsp of tamarind in  1/2 cup water for 15-20 minutes . Extract the juice and set aside.
  • Whilst rinse and wash moong dal , add turmeric powder , oil and water .
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles , allow pressure to settle down on its own . Open the lid and mash dal lightly.
  • Meanwhile dry roast all the chana dal , coriander seeds , red chillies and methi seeds till fragrant . Don't burn the spices.  
  • In a small mixer jar , blend the dry roasted spices to fine powder.
  • Heat oil / ghee in a kadai  ,add mustard seeds once it crackles , now add jeera seeds , curry leaves and hing.
  • Add chopped onion and green chillies , saute till onions turn translucent.
  • Now add in all chopped veggies , tomatoes  , turmeric powder and  cook for 3-4 minutes
  • Pour extracted tamarind juice and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add 1 cup water to the sambar powder , mix well and  this into the vegetables. 
  • Bring it to boil , now add cooked dal ,salt as required and  mix well .
  • Add water as required , adjust the consistency , continue to cook  for 5 more minutes and turn of the heat.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Pongal , Idli  or Sambar.

Nutrition

Calories: 113kcal