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Moong Dal Sambar

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This Sambaar is a very good combination for idly, dosa and chapatti and puri. The same method can be done with masoor dal also. You can add any vegetables of your choice too like carrot, beans, cabbage.
  Moong dal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Onion/1 big onion sliced 15 Small, cut
  Tomatoes 2 , sliced
  Turmeric 1 Pinch
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sambhar powder 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Curry leaves 2 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Teaspoon

* Cook moong daal with 2 cups water, a tsp of oil and a pinch of turmeric in cooker for 2 whistle sounds.

* Meanwhile in a pan pour oil and add mustard seeds, when they splutter add urud daal and curry leaves, small onions, 3 slit green chillies and fry for 3 mins.

* Now add cut tomatoes and fry for 3 mins.

* Put sambaar powder and 1/2 cup water, a pinch asafoetida and boil for a min.

* Open the cooker after steam goes and mix the daal once and add the onion, tomato mix to daal, add salt and if needed add some more water and close lid.

* Cook again for 1 whistle.

* Open the cooker after steam goes and add 1 tsp of butter to this to give a nice aroma.

* Moong daal sambaar is ready.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
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