Monday, September 29, 2008

Mangai Vatral sambar

Mangai vatral is mostly used in puli kozhambu....i tried out sambar with mangai vatral, toordhal and sambar powder.....mangai vatral taste very good with toor dhal....tamarind is optional for making this sambar...

1 no Tomato (big) chopped
15 nos Shallots (sambar onions )
7 nos Mangai vathal
¼ cup Toor dhal
4 tsp Sambar powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder
2 no Garlic (chopped)
Salt to taste
1 tsp Mustard seeds
Curry leaves (hand full)
Corriander leaves for garnishing


Add Mangai vatral to the boiling water and keep aside for 1 hour.
Pressure cook toor dhal with turmeric powder.
With the pressure cooked dhal, add chopped tomato ,shallots, mangai vatral, salt, sambar powder and garlic. Boil for 5 min.
Heat a oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves
Add the sambar to it and garnish with corriander.
Serve hot with rice.

Tamarind is optional for this sambar. More tangy taste is needed then we can add 2 tbsp tamarind juice to the sambar.

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