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Dals / Pulses / Soups : Sambhar (Microwave Recipe)

Number of servings: 4

  This sambhar goes well with rice, idli or wada.  

List of ingredients:
¼ cup chopped onions  
¼ cup chopped carrots  
¼ cup chopped capsicum (bell peppers)  
¼ cup chopped beetroots  
¼ cup chopped tindora (dondakaya)  
¼ cup chopped cauliflower  
size of a large lemon tamarind  
1 cup toor dal  
¼ cup fresh grated coconut  
10 spoons sambhar powder  
4 - 5 spoons jaggery  
a pinch asafoetida (hing, inguva or perungayam)  
Popu (seasoning)
4 spoons oil / ghee / butter  
¼ spoon turmeric  
1 spoon mustard seeds  
1 spoon urad dal  
1 spoon methi seeds  

Cooking procedure
Soak tamarind and make a juice and throw out the pulp. Take a big microwave proof vessel, pour 1 cup water, add a little asafetida and the cut vegetables, and let them cook well. At the same time, you can take another small microwavable vessel and cook the dal in it. I will have to warn you, that it will take much longer than when cooked in the cooker. The vegetables will get cooked first. Take them out and let the dal cook. When both have cooked well, add the dal in the vessel with the veggies, add the tamarind juice, grated coconut, sambhar powder & salt. microwave for about 15 minutes. You will have to keep mixing it once in 5 or 6 minutes. Take this out. In a small container, add 2 spoons oil, and microwave till hot. Keep methi seeds, urad dal and mustard handy. When the oil is hot, remove, add all the above ingredients and again microwave for about 20 – 30 seconds or till the mustard begins to splutter. Add this to your sambhar and microwave for about 5 minutes. Your sambhar is done.

Other recipes that go well with this one: Side Dish : Beans Kobbari Koora
Side Dishes : Tomato Beans Koora
Side Dish : Carrot Kobbari Koru
Side Dish : Cabbage Kobbari Koru

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