Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recipe for Moong dal masala sambar - How to make south indian moong dal masala sambar for Idlis and dosas

All kind of sambars are good for idlis and dosas. But this moong dal masala sambar is something different than other because we are adding some different masala in this sambar.


Moong dal - 1 cup(soaked for 20 mins)
Tomato - 1 medium (cut into pieces)
Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
Onion -1 small (cut in length-wise)
Green chillies - 4 nos

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic cloves - 2
Fennel seeds - 2 tsp

Salt to taste


Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Asafoedita(hing) powder - 1/8 tsp
Coriander leaves - some

Method of preparation:

1. In a pressure cooker, add moong dal, onion, tomato, tamarind juice, turmeric, green chillies, garlic cloves, salt and add 3 cups of water. Close the cooker, allow 4 whistles in a medium flame. Once done, cool it for 20 mins.

2. Take a mixi bowl, add fennel seeds. grind it like a powder.

3. Now open the cooker, add grinded fennel seed powder, hing. Stir it well. The mixture will be thick, add 2 cups of water and coriander leaves. Stir it well. Boil it for 3 mins.

4. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Allow seeds to crackle and then add urad dal. Once urad dal became golden color. Now take the pan out and pour this into sambar mixture and mix it well.

Now the moong dal masala sambar is ready to be served hot!!

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