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Express Tomato Sambhar

Tomato  sambhar is an unique variation to the lentil based traditional Sambhar recipe. This thakkali or tomato Sambhar has the tomato puree seasoned with mustard seeds, chilies and curry leaves and is best paired with steamed rice and idly/dosa.. I am sure you will like it. 
 Ingredients
  Ripe Tomato (Medium) – 6 nos
  Toor Dal – ½ cup
  Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  Sambar powder – 2 tbsp
  Carrot (Medium) – 1 no
Salt to taste
 Seasonings 
 Oil – 2 tsp
 Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
 Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  Hing – ¼ tsp
 Green chili (small) – 2 (slit)
  Curry leaves – few
For Garnishing
Ghee 3 to 4 tbsp
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Preparations:
  •   Wash the tomatoes and cut into pieces. Grind it finely in the mixer.
  •    Cook the Toor dal with turmeric powder and enough water in the cooker. Let it cook up to 3 – 4 whistles. When it cools down mash it well and keeps it aside.
  •   Take a kadai, heat the oil, add the ground tomatoes and mix it well. Let it cook until raw smell is gone.
  •   Add the chopped carrot, turmeric powder, sambar powder, salt and 2 cups of water. Let it boil until it becomes tender.
  • And add the cooked-mashed Toor dal and mix it well. Let it boil for 5 minutes. If the sambhar is thick you can add some more water.
  •     For seasoning:  Take a kadai, heat the oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves, green chilies and Hing, mix it well. Pour it into the sambhar.
  • Garnish it with Ghee and lemon juice.
  •  Serve it hot with rice/Idlis/dosas.

Source: Sadhana’s kitchen

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