August 26, 2011

Capsicum Sambar

Capsicum sambar is slightly different from the usual sambar. We add tomatoes in it. And the flavor that capsicum adds to any dish in incomparable for me.
Capsicum - 1
Tomato - 1
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - size of a lemon
Sambar Powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil for cooking

Heat oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and once it splutters; add capsicum and saute.
Once capsicum is half cooked, add tamarind extract, sambar powder and salt.
Add pressure cooked toor dal, when the raw smell is gone. Add tomatoes and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes.
Garnish with curry leaves and serve with rice.

Bon Appetit!!