When it comes to tiffin sambhar, adding moong dal along with toor dal gives a delicious taste and flavor. This sambhar is prepared using freshly prepared homemade sambhar powder. This is a simple sambhar without any veggies but brinjal, carrot, potato etc can also be included to make it more tasty. This is an excellent side dish to serve with Idly, Dosa and Pongal.
1/2 Cup Toor dal
1/2 Cup Moong dal
2 Onions, sliced
2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
3 Green chillies, slitted
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder
2 Tbsp Sambhar powder
Salt to taste
2 Springs of Curry leaves or Coriander leaves for garnishing
2 Tsp Oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
2 Dry red chillies
A pinch of Hing powder
Wash and pressure cook both the dal for 4 - 5 whistles or till it turns soft by adding 1 1/2 cups of water.
Once done, mash it and keep aside.
Add the sliced onions along with chopped tomatoes and green chillies in a pan or kadai.
Add turmeric powder followed by sambhar powder and the required amount of salt.
Add 1 cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes or till the masala smell goes off and onion gets cooked.
( Veggies can also be added at this stage ).
Now add the mashed dal along with a half of water and let it boil again for 3 - 5 minutes in a medium flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves or curry leaves and remove from the flame.
Heat oil in a small pan and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add jeera followed by dry red chillies and hing powder.
Add the thalimpu to the prepared sambhar and mix well.
Serving Options :
Serve with Idly, Dosa or Pongal.