Payatamparuppu (Moong dal) sambar


4 tbsp greengram dal (cooked)
Small lemon sized tamarind soaked in water
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
Bit of asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Few curry leaves
2 tsp sambar powder
1 chopped tomato

Heat oil, add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When it splutters, add asafoetida, tomato and tamarind juice. Add turmeric powder, salt, curry leaves and sambar powder. Add more water if required. Allow it to boil for five minutes. Finally add cooked greengram dal and mix well.

Tasty and healthy sambar ready..

Sending this over to Susan's My Legume love affair-Eight helping

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Priya said...

I love this sambar, goes prefect with venpongal...looks delicious!!

Chitra said...

hmmm,,,yummy moong dal sambhar..looks different than mine.will try:)

notyet100 said...

still to try moong dal sambhar ur looks syum,..

Poonam said...

a nice variation!!! and yummy

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummy.

Happy cook said...

Yummy sambar.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is my fav. Looks so good. Nice recipe. YUM!.... Love to have it with hot idlly...

indhu said...

delcicious sambar... have never tried sambar with moong dhal.. will try this one :)

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Superchef said...

looks delicious..i typically use moong dal for making sambar as opposed to toor dal..somehow like its taste better!

Susan said...

Wow, what an easy sambar! I've made it before, but with a much more complex and very time-consuming recipe. Loved it, but want to try this one, too.

Thanks so much, EC, for sharing this great dish for MLLA8!

Preety said...

Love sambhar with rice...looks yum

Akal's Saappadu said...

looks yummy; must be delicious with some hot rice and ghee! never tried with paitham paruppu, tried kichdi not sambhar yet. one more nutritious curry to note down!

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