Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moongdaal sambar

Moongdal is easy to digest and my first son likes it better than toor dal. Lemon rasam is his favorite. I tried this sambar once and he kept asking for more. It tasted great with idlis and tastes equally good with rice too. Since it is quite easy it has become a regular at our place now.


Ingredients :
Moongdaal - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium
Tomatos - 2 medium
Salt
Green chillies - 4
Sambar powder - 1/2 spoon
Mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves for seasoning
Cilantro for garnishing
Tamarind paste - 1/2 spoon (optional)


Method :

Pressure cook moongdaal with chopped tomatoes.Heat little oil in pan, add mustard seed, hing and curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds pop add green chillies and saute for a min.Add onions and saute till they are translucent. Add the cooked daal, sambar powder and salt. Add tamarind paste if you want to have it with rice. Let it boil till the raw smell of sambar powder disappears.

Tastes good with Idli, Dosa and Pongal

27 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious sambar dear...nice picture

Asha said...

Love the taste fo Moong dal in Sambhar, looks yum.

Dershana said...

i make this too. i love it with crisp dosas.

Indhu said...

cool recipe.. I wanted to make some kind of sambar to eat with dosai... was so lazy to make the toor dhal one... will try this :)

Cham said...

U re right, I prefer moong dhal too. Delicious with idlis!

Rekha shoban said...

lovely combo with idly...sambar looks thick..

Bharathy said...

we are all moon dal sambhar lovers!..comforting and lighter than the regular one right?:)
Nice recipe Vibaa :)...would taste heaven with those Idlies..:)

Bharathy said...

we are all moon dal sambhar lovers!..comforting and lighter than the regular one right?:)
Nice recipe Vibaa :)...would taste heaven with those Idlies..:)

Prathibha said...

I mix toor dal and moong dal sometimes while making sambar...looks yumy with those idli's

Tina said...

Nice combination dear...Sambar looks delicious....

Priya said...

I do prefer moongdal sambars than toor dhal sambar, looks prefect with idlis..

Akal's Saappadu said...

I love lemon rassam too! this sambhar looks delicious! i agree with you, moong dhal is less consistant than the tuvar dhal!! looks delicious!!

Happy Cook said...

Yummy sambar and flyffu idlies. Delicous.

Rachana Kothari said...

Delicious Sambar, I'd love to have with a crispy dosa:)

sowmya.s said...

looks yumm..

Gita said...

Pretty pictures Vibaas...I have never tried making sambar with moong dhal..looks delicious...will try it sometime :)

AMA's AnythingVegetarian said...

I make this sambar too.Its a favorite in our house.Its been a while,reminds I should do it soon.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very colorful and warm... Love to have it with Dosa or rice!!!

Usha said...

Loved the idea of making sambar with moong dhal, looks delicious !

Vibaas said...

thanks all :D

Heather said...

This looks so cool. Thank you very, very much for sharing. I'd never even heard of moongdal, but I think I will try it and put it on video soon. Thanks!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy sambar.. it's my fav too. goes great with idlis.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

New recipe to me, a must try one:)

ARUNA said...

This must b yumm, never tried it!

Arti said...

delicious sambhar..perfect with a crisp and crunchy dosa..along with chutney

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Rose said...

I made this for lunch today with idlis and mango chutney. I'm not Indian and had never eaten any of this before, but it was really good! I was looking for a simple sambar recipe to make with my idlis and this was perfect. Mine was really thick.

Vibaas said...

Thanks Rose! Really appreciate your feedback and am so glad you liked it. You can increase the water while cooking to get desired consistency.

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