Sunday, March 13, 2011

Moong Dal Sambar / Baby Carrot Sambar for Pongal

Ingredients:

Moong Dal / Hesaru Bele / Pesaru Pappu - 3/4cup
Chopped Onion - 1/2
Chopped tomato - 1tbs
Chopped Baby Carrot - 1/2 cup
Chopped Potato - 1/2 cup
Turmaric Powder - 1/4tsp
water - 3 cup
Chopped coriander - 1tsp

For Masala:

Daniya - 2tsp
Red Chili - 5
Toor Dal - 2tsp
Chana Dal - 2tsp
Methi Seeds - 1tsp

Seasoning:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Jerra - 1tsp
Red chillies - 2
curry leaves - 6
Asafoetida - 1/4 pinch
Oil - 1tsp

Method:
Wash and pressure cook Moong dal with 2 cup water.

Dry Fry all masala Ingredients and make powder.

Prepare seasoning with mustard seeds, jeera, red chilies, curry leaves, Asifotida and add onion, when it gets soft add Tomato, Baby Carrots, Potatoes, salt.

Now add mixture of cooked dal and ground masala and cook for a while, add water if required.
Garnish with Chopped coriander.

Serve hot with Rice/ Wheat Pongal.