Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mulanghi sambhar / Raddish-lentil stew [without odor :) ]

Sambhar is a traditional south indian vegetable-lentil stew goes well with Idli & White rice. The flexiblity of the dish is, with the same procedure we can choose our choice of vegetables.

Raddish gives a green smell like cucumber even after cooking. Using it in sambhar disturbs the real taste of sambhar. Here follows the recipe for raddish sambhar without green smell. Enjoy!


- to cook
1. Raddish - 300 grams (washed and cut in round shapes)
2. Toovar dal - 150 grams
3. Big brown onion - 1 (rougly chopped) or small onions - 10 nos (without chopped)
4. Tomato - 1 (roughly chopped)
5. Tamarind pulp - 1 small lemon size ball (soak in water for 15 mins and squeeze juice and discard the husk)
6. Cilantro - 1 handful (washed and chopped)
7. Sambhar powder - 4 tbs

- to saute
1. Cooking oil - 3 tbs
2. Mustard seeds + urad dal - 1 tbs
3. Cumin seeds - 1 tbs
4. Hing /Asafoetida - pinch
5. Curry leaves - 4 nos
6. Turmeric powder - pinch


1. Wash and cook the toovar dal / lentil with 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker. 3-4 whistles is enough. Let the cooked lentil in the cooker itself.
2. Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan and add everything under saute one-by-one in 30 sec difference. Add the chopped onions and cook till its transparent. Add tomatos and cook till its smashed. Add this mixture to cooked lentil.
3. Heat the same pan and put 2 tbs oil. Saute the raddish till its green smell goes off. Use medium heat. Consiously stir the raddish then only the green smell will completely go off. Add this also to the lentil.
4. Add salt, tamarind juice, sambhar powder and cilantro to the lentil + one more cup of water. Mix everthing once and close the cooker. Cook for 3-4 whistles. Serve hot.

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