Linda from Out of the garden is hosting the JFI Toor dal.
She had written that we can post even our older posts so if you have not send anything for her you can check you older post and send it in .
I thought i will make sambar for her as when ever i make dosa at home i make sambar too, but then i've to add drumsticks in it as my daughter and hubby loves drumsticks in sambar.
This is the way my sister makes a sambar she cooks the vegetables with the sambar powder. Lot of my indian vegetarian recipes are from her as she cooks delicious vegetarian dishes.
Back at home we had almost everyday dal.My mom used to make lot of different dishes with dal.
Toor dal 100 gms
1 tsp turmeric
Vegetables 250 gm ( i used beans, drumsticks, onions etc...)
Tamarind size of a lime.
Add warm water and make a pasteSambar powder 3 tbspSalt to taste
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Whole dry red chillies
Curry leaves few
Oil 2 tbsp.
Cook toor dal with the turmeric.
Cook the vegetables seperate with the sambar powder and salt .
When the vegetables are 3/4 cooked add the tamarind paste.
Add the cooked dal ( add more water if u need) Cook for few more minutes.
Heat in a small pan the oil and add the mustard seeds, when it pops add the rest of the tempering things fry for few seconds and pour it to the dal mixture , mix well.
Serve with rice or dosa etc.