Monday, October 20, 2008



Toor Dal(thuvaram paruppu) - 3/4 cup
Brinjal - 3 Nos. (any vegetable as your wish)
Garlic - 4 Nos
Trumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 3/4 tsp
Tomato - 1(Big)
Small onions - 10 Nos
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Hing - A pinch
Oil - 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp
curry leaves - few leaves
Coriander leaves - A handfull


1. Wash the toor dal and drain the water. Then add 2 cups of water, garlic, turmeric powder, 1/2tsp of cumin seeds, tomato.
2. Boil it in a pressure cooker and leave 3 to 4 whistle.
3. Wait until the pressure goes off.
4. Chop the onions, and cut the brinjal before you start seasoning.
5. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and 1/4 tsp of cumin seeds
6. Add onions and fry until you see golden brown color.
7. Add brinjal now and fry for 2 mins, so that it get cooked soon.
8. Add a cup of water, boiled dal, chilli powder, coriander powder, hing and salt.
9. Let it boil for 20 mins, see brinjal is cooked. Now add the tamarind paste and let it boil for 5 mins.
10. Wow, now you can smell nice aroma of tasty sambar.
11. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Serve with hot rice, and with a spicy side dish. Mmm....yummy combination. Try it!