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Carrot Sambar for Idly and Dosa

posted 8 Sep 2013, 06:51 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 8 Sep 2013, 06:51 ]
Vareity is the spice of life. Not only kids even adults want different kind of side dish for the regular idly and dosas. Here is one such dish that have a different taste and aroma. Though the cooking method of this is similar to Sambar, this will not be that good to mix with rice and eat. (Recipe given by my FB friend Vasantha Krishnaswamy madam)

Ingredients:
Carrot - 2 nos
Shallowts or Small Onion - 8 nos
Tomato - 1 nos
Coriander seeds - 1 spoon
Broken fried bengal gram dal - 2 spoons
Coconut - 6 spoons grated.
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Masoor dal or Moong Dal or Thoor Dal - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Methi seeds - 1/2 spoon
Curry leaves a few
Coriander leaves a few
Red Chilly - 2 nos
Green Chilly - 1 no

Method:
Pressure cook the dal and mash it thoroughly. Cut carrot in round shape and pressure cook it too separately.

Grind Coriander seeds, Broken Fried Bengal Gram dal and coconut to a fine paste. In a shallow bottom pan add one spoon of oil and mustard seeds. When it splutters add the methi seeds, Green chillies. Peel and cut the onions into halves add it to the pan and saute for a while. Finely chop the tomato and add it too and mix well. Now add the cooked carrot. Mix tamarind paste to 1 cup of water and add it to the pan. Bring it to a boil and when it boils add the ground paste.

Reduce the flame and bring it to a boil and when it starts bubbling add the mashed dal. If the sambar is thick add another 1 cup of water. Remove from flame and add finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.

Heat oil in a seasoning laddle and add asafodeita and red chillies to it. Pour it on top of the sambar. Mix thoroughly before serving.

Serves a great side dish for idly and dosa.
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