Tiffin Sambar

Tiffin Sambar - Moong Dal Sambar

Tiffin Sambar is a typical  South Indian homestyle sambar prepared with lentils and vegetables. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, South India
Keyword: Curries, Sambar
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.