Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Moong Dhal Sambhar with no veggies

This sambhar is very easy to prepare. People in kongunadu prepares this recipe when they want to make any urgent sambhar pat-a-pat as no veggies are needed. Also, kongunadu people use sambar onions and garlic as main ingredient in their dishes. Also they use mud pots in their cooking.
I too even cook in mud pots in gas stove as a part of healthier cooking.


Moong dhal/ Masoor dhal - 1 cup

Tomatoes - 3 to 4 - chop fine

Sambhar powder - 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp


To temper:

Oil - 2 tbsp

Small onions - 1/2 cup - chop

Red chillies - 3

Curry leaves - few

Garlic - 15 flakes - crush it coarsely


1. If using mud pots, Make water to boil and add washed moong dhal and cook in lower flame for 15 - 20 min or until cooked.

2. If using pressure cooker, Add moong dhal along with turmeric powder and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

3. Add chopped tomatoes, Sambhar powder, Salt and turmeric powder and cook for 5 min. Switch off the flame

4. Heat oil in a kadai and temper with the ingredients.

5. Add the cooked dhal and cook in low flame for 5 min.

6. Garnish with coriander leaves.

7. Goes well with rice, idli. dosa

a). Can add veggies like carrot, potato, drumstick, beans, avarakkai to this sambhar.


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