My today's recipe "Nellikai Sambhar" is prepared without sambhar powder and Tamarind juice. Just an addition of few green chillies and lemon juice enhances the taste of sambhar and gives a refreshing flavor. This can be served either with hot rice, Idly or Dosa.
- 2 Onions, sliced
- 1 Tomato, Finely chopped
- 5-6 Green chillies, sliced ( adjust according to taste bud )
- 1 Small Lemon - squeeze out the juice and keep aside.
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 Cup Toor Dal
- 1 Tbsp Oil
- 1/4 Tsp Jeera
- A pinch of Hing powder
- Few curry leaves
Wash and pressure cook dal by adding 2 cups of water for 5-6 whistles.
Remove and mash it. Keep aside.
Take a deep kadai or vessel and add sliced onions followed by tomato, gooseberry / nellikai, green chillies, 1 Tsp salt and Turmeric powder.
Add 1 - 1/2 Cups of water and cook it for 10 minutes or till the gooseberry gets cooked in a medium flame.
Now add the mashed dal and mix well.
Adjust salt and add water, if the sambhar is very thick.
Cook it for another 3-4 minutes and garnish with curry leaves.
Heat oil in a small pan and add Jeera followed by hing.
Add it to the sambhar and switch off the flame.
Now add lemon juice and mix well.
Serving Options :
Serve with hot rice.