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
Servings: 5 People
For Pressure Cooking Dal
- 1/3 cup Moong Dal
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Oil
- 1.5 Cups Water
- 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
- 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
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.