"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can."
Toor dal - 3/4 cup (cooked and mashed)
Tamarind - Lemon size (medium)
Onions - 1 medium size (nicely chopped)
Green Chillies - 5 to 6 (adjust according to hotness)
Vegetables - Radish, Tomatoes , Drum stick (anything of your choice which is nicely chopped)
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Jaggery - 1tsp (optional)
Sat as per taste
Red Chilli powder as per taste
Oil as required
Coriander leaves to garnish
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 3 to 4
Curry leaves - 2 strings
1. Take a pressure pan. Add some oil, when it hot add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies. Once they are turning golden brown, add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes on medium flame.
2. Now add Onions and fry for 2 minutes. Now add the chopped vegetables.Cook the vegetable with the closed lid for 4 to 5 minutes. In between try to mix them so they wont stick to the pan or dont get burn.
3. Add the coriander powder, cumin powder and mix them well. Add curry leaves and cook for a minute.
4. Meanwhile extract the pulp from tamarind. Dilute it. and add the mixture to the cooked dal and mix well.
5. Add the above made dal and tamarind solution to the pan in which the vegetables are cooking. Close the lid and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Turn off the heat and cool.
6. If you find the vegetables are nicely cooked, add salt and red chilli powder according to one's taste. If you like you can add jaggery.
7. Boil it for a minute and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve it with rice and curry of your choice.
I have mentioned to add dal and tamarind mixture separately in the vessel. This is to check the tangyness of tamarind and see whether the dal and tamarind solutions are mixed in right proportions. Some people like tangyness some doesnt. It is upto them to decide before the sambhar is done.
Every one have their own versions of making sambhar. It is one of my version to prepare sambhar.