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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ginger-Lemony Sambar

Sometimes a twist in the cooking process may yield a new, taste-filled recipe,sometimes it happens with adding extra-ingredients.Ginger adds a nice flavor and taste to Lentil Curry than its counter-part Garlic(which we use often in Dal preparation).This Ginger and Lemon Combo not only serves U an awesome and nicely-flavored Tea but also a super-hit Sambar(Lentils Curry).This Dal curry will be a delicious match for Steamed Rice and all Indian Breads.Yellow Moongdal is healthier than Toordal and lemon does the same than the tamarind pulp.Here is the simple and easy to do recipe for U to try at home.This serves 4 nos and can be done in 18- 20 mins.Enjoy Easy Cooking at home.Enjoy ur meal!.Bon Appetit!.

Ginger-Lemony Sambar


70 gm  split yellow Moongdal  - washed well
1 small tomato-chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
1 green chilli-slit legthwise
1 inch size ginger - peeled and crushed
1 tsp any good Sambar Powder
1 tsp grated coconut
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt or salt to taste
3 whole red chillies
few curry leaves and coriander leaves
3 small onions-peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp refined oil + 1 tsp coconut oil


1.Take a pressure pan,add cleaned yellow  moongdal,chopped tomato,crushed ginger,turmeric powder, asafoetida powder,1/4 tsp cumin seeds and few coriander leaves.
2.Measure 300 ml water and add it to the pan.Mix them well and pressure-cook upto 4 whistles.Keep it aside.
3.Take another pressure pan,add 2 tsp coconut oil,mustard seeds,Chopped small onions,whole red chillies (optional) and curry leaves.
4.Add the pressure-cooked(done) yellow moongdal,sambar powder,salt,grated coconut and close the pressure pan (don't put whistle) and let it simmer for 4-5 mins till oil floats on top - keeping the flame medium flame.
5.Sprinkle lemon juice,mix it well and let it boil for 30-40 secs more.
6.Add a dash of ghee on top and garnish with coriander leaves.
7.Ginger- Lemony Sambar is ready to be served with Steamed rice,Bread slices and all Indian Breads at any time.


Kaveri said...

What an appetizing bowl of Rasam...Rice, rasam and sutta appalam! what more does one need

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Treat and Trick said...

Looks delicious! I'm a fan of sambar dishes...

kranthi said...

this sambar is looking so yummy.nice recipe.

jeyashrisuresh said...

quite an interesting sambar, flavourful too

Jay said...

flavorful combo...wanna try now..:P
Tasty Appetite

Prathima Rao said...

I can never get enough of sambhar recipes..It is one dish we make several times a week & looks fwd to some twists each time..This one`s perfect for our next meal :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious looking sambar. First time here and you have a very lovely space, please stop by when time permits

Saru Singhal said...

Nice variation...Thanks!

aipi said...

This is a must try ~ ginger n lemon is such a classic combo!

julie said...

lovely combo and a great recipe!!

Aakash Kokz said...

I love sambhar and this one just made me miss it so very much, beautiful recipe :)

Hyma said...

a very tasty easy to make. very good side with rotis!