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Paruppu Kuzhambu (Sambhar)

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Paruppu Kuzhambu (Sambhar) by Roopa Padmanabhan

     Ingredients

  1. Toor  Dal – 1  Cup
  2. Tamarind – 1 Tablespoon, size of a lemon — extract the juice
  3. Vegetables – Pumpkin and Capsicum, chopped  ( any vegetables can be used)
  4. Salt – to taste
  5. Oil – 3 Teaspoons

For  the Tempering

  1. Mustard Seeds – 1Teaspoon
  2. Methi Seeds  – 1Teaspoon
  3. Karipattha – 10 to 12 Leaves

For the Masala

  1. Chana Dal –  2 Tablespoons
  2. Coriander Seeds – 4 Tablespoons
  3. Red Chillies – 6-8
  4. Methi Seeds – 1/2 Teaspoon
  5. Coconut Grated – 3 Tablespoons
  6. Oil – 2 Teaspoons

Roast the masala ingredients in 2 Teaspoons oil and grind to a fine powder

Method

Cook the dal and keep it aside. Fry the  methi and mustard seeds in 4 Teaspoons of oil and add the vegetables .Saute for 5-6 minutes. Add tamarind juice and salt.Boil till vegetables are cooked.  Add the cooked toor dal. Boil together  for a  few minutes .Now add the masala and  karipattha .The sambhar is ready to serve .

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