Thursday, 2 November 2017


This is a simple variation of sambar to pair with idlis.
This is a Kids' friendly recipe.


Masoor dal 100 g
Peanut oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Onion one tsp chopped
Curry leaves 10
Red chillies 2
Cilantro leaves optional
Turmeric 1 tsp
Shredded coconut 4 tsp
4 cups water
Castor oil 2 drops
Salt one tsp
Hing one pinch
Tomatoes diced 2


Wash and rinse the masoor dal and add three cups of water and allow boiling on medium heat.
Add turmeric and castor oil.
It takes 20 minutes to cook.
Keep aside.
Heat the skillet with oil.
add mustard seeds to splutter.
Once they start to splutter, add onion, curry leaves and red chillies.
Add asafoetida and tomatoes.
Saute for few seconds until the tomato dices mashed.
Add cooked dal contents and salt.
Add another one cup of water to adjust the consistency.
Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Allow boiling for another two seconds.

Remove from the heat and transfer the sambar to the serving bowl.

Serve with idlis! Enjoy!

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