Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Araichu vitta Sambar


Toor Dal - 1 cup
Radish - 1 - cut into pieces
Small onion - few(10 nos)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Hing(Asafoetida) - A pinch
Tamarind - Small lemon size - soak in water and extract juice
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - a hand full

For grinding:

Channa dal - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
Red chillies - 5 nos
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp


1. Boil toor dal in a pressure cooker. (Can also cook vegetables along with this.)
2. Dry roast, channa dal, coriander seeds, red chillies and grind it along with coconut and keep it aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard and cumin seeds and fry small onions and curry leaves.
4. Now add radish and fry for 2 mins. Then add the ground coconut paste and add 1 cup of water
5. Add turmeric powder, hing, salt and let it boil for 5 to 10 mins. Add more water if needed.
6. Add boiled dal now and mix well. Taste for salt and add more if needed what ever is needed.
7. Finally once the vegetable is cooked add tamarind juice and let it boil for 5 mins and turn off and garnish with coriander leaves.