Thursday, August 2, 2012

How to make ven pongal sambar - Recipe for ven pongal sambar

This Pongal sambar recipe is mainly prepared for ven pongal and kichadi. It is very easy to make and bit different than other sambars. If you like to know how to make pongal, please click on this link for recipeat


1. Moong dal (pasi paruppu) - 1 cup
2. Onion (cut in lengthwise) - 1 medium
3. Tomato - 1 chopped
4. Tamarind juice - 2 tsp
5. Green chillies - 3 nos
6. Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
7. Ginger - 1 (almond nut size)
8. Cloves - 2 nos
9. Jeera - 1/4 tsp
10. Salt to taste.
11. Curry and coriander leaves - some
12. Coconut grated - 3 tsp
13. Oil - 3 tsp

Method of preparation

1. Wash the moong dal throughly in the water and soak for 20 mins.
2. Take a pressure cooker - add dal, tomato, garlic cloves, salt, turmeric, green chillies, tamarind juice,3 cups of water. Now cover the lid and make the mixture to cook up to 4 whistles.
3. Mean while in a mixi bowl, add the coconut, ginger and grind it nicely.
4. Once the pressure gone, open the cooker and mash the mixture well.
5. Now heat the pan with 3 tsps of oil, add mustard seeds and jeera. Allow them to crackle. Once they crackled, add the onion. Fry the onion until it gets soft. Once the onion got fried, pour into the dal mixture and mix it well.
6. Take the grinded coconut and add it to the dal mixture and mix it well. Allow the sambar to boil for 5 minutes in a medium heat.
7. Now turn the stove off. Add the curry and coriander leaves.

Now pongal sambar is ready to serve!!!!!! Note: please click here for Ven Pongal recipe at

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