Monday, September 29, 2014

Radish Sambar | முள்ளங்கி சாம்பார் | Mullangi Sambar

Radish Sambar is simple, flavorful and healthy recipe. There are so many varieties of authentic South-Indian sambar. The flavor differs based on the vegetable, but, the procedure is almost similar. 

Radish sambar goes with steamed rice and also with tiffin varieties. 
 
Ingredients :-
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 Mullangi/Radish   ½ cup 
 Onion (roughly chopped)   1  
 Toor dal ½ cup
 Green chillies 4
 Tamarind small gooseberry size 
 Chilli powder  ¼ tsp 
 Turmeric powder  ¼ tsp
 Sambar powder  1 tsp
 Hing  pinch
 Mustard  ½ tsp
 Fenugreek ¼ tsp
 Curry leaves 1 sprig 
 Castor Oil ¼ tsp
 Cooking Oil 1 tsp
 Salt to taste

Method :-
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1). Slice the radish into 1/2" discs. Soak Toor dal in water for 20 minutes. Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup water, extract the juice and discard the pulp. Keep it aside. 
2). Saute the sliced radish pieces in a tbsp of oil. Pressure cook dal along with sauteed radish, turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp of castor oil. Once the pressure releases, mash the dal with a laddle. Keep it aside. 
3). Heat cooking oil, add mustard seeds and fenugreek. When mustard splutters add hing, curry leaves, green chillies, chopped onion and saute till transparent. 
4). Add the tamarind extract along with sambar powder, chilli powder and salt. Mix well and bring to a boil.  Let it boil until the sides become frothy.

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5). Add the cooked dal along with radish pieces. Add 1/2 cup of water if the sambar consistency is too thick. When it boils briskly, switch off the flame.  
Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with steamed rice, dollop of ghee and Appalam.

Notes :-
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# Radish Sambar requires less tamarind than the traditional Sambar. So adjust accordingly. 
# I have used pink baby radish, you can use any radish varieties for this sambar.
# Shallots suits best for the sambar, if u don't have use regular onions. You can also include drumstick with radish.
# Soaking the toordal is optional but it will speed up the cooking process. As I cooked the radish pieces along with toor dal, I didn't want to leave it for more whistles and make it mushy.

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Related Posts :-
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Click here for more :- Radish Recipes
Click here for more :- Rice Accompaniments
Click here for more :- Tiffin Accompaniments

Click here for more :- Sambar Recipes

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