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tomato sambar recipe
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tomato sambar recipe | thakkali sambar | tomato sambar for idli & dosa

easy tomato sambar recipe | thakkali sambar | tomato sambar for idli & dosa
Course sambar
Cuisine tamil nadu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for pressure cooking:

  • 2 400 gm tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup toor dal washed
  • 2 green chilli slit
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • cup water

for sambar:

  • ½ onion thinly sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup tamarind extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sambar powder

for tempering:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves

Instructions

  • firstly in a pressure cook 2 tomato, ½ cup toor dal, 2 green chilli, ½ tsp turmeric and 1½ cup water and for 5 whistles.
  • in a kadai, boil ½ onion in ½ cup water for 5 minutes.
  • pour in cooked dal, ¼ cup tamarind extract and 1 tsp salt. mix well.
  • boil for 8 minutes or till tamarind extract gets cooked completely.
  • further add 2 tbsp sambar powder and mix continuously without forming lumps.
  • boil for 5 minutes or till sambar gets cooked well.
  • meanwhile prepare tempering by heating 2 tsp oil.
  • add in 1 tsp mustard, pinch of hing, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  • allow the tempering to splutter.
  • pour the tempering over sambar and mix well.
  • finally, serve tomato sambar or thakkali sambar with rice, dosa or idli.