Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pudina/Mint Sambar

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3/4th cup cooked toor dal
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 tomato chopped
3-4 Fresh Mint leaves
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 hot thai chilli chopped
1 1/2 tsp sambar powder
Few curry leaves
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves 
Salt as per taste
1/2 key lime size tamarind
1 tsp mustard seeds and cumin seeds each
1/4 tsp roasted fenugreek seed powder
2 tbsp oil

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard cumin seeds and curry leaves.Add onions and salt when onions turn translucent add thai chillies.Stir for a few minutes and add tomatoes then add sambar powder, turmeric powder and the juice extracted from the tamarind.Check for salt and add if needed.Cook for 5 minutes with the pan covered.Add the thick cooked dal,water to thin out and boil for few minutes,add the fenugreek powder and let boil for 2 more minutes on low flame.Add chopped mint leaves and cook for 2 mins.Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with plain rice,idli or dosa.

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