Sunday, January 24, 2010

Pachadi (Moong Dal Sambar)



This is a chettinad special dish that can be paired with Idiyappam, Upma, Idly, Dosai, Puttu. The recipe always has egg plant, I din't have it today... So I did it without the egg plant which is also equally good. The main ingredient is the "Moong Dal"...


Ingredients:
Moong dal - 1 hand full
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Potato (small) - 1
Green chilli - 2
Tamarind concentrate - 1/2 spoon
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt
Mustard seeds
Coriander leaves
Oil

Method:
1. Cut the onion and tomato. Pressure cook the moong dal, onion, tomato, potato, chilli, and tumeric powder to 2 whistles
2. Add the tamarind paste and salt to this pressure cooked mixture and add water and cook
3. Heat oil separately to slutter mustard seeds and add it to the mixture
4. Cut coriander leaves and add to the mixture and leave it in heat for few minutes

Note: The egg plant is cut and pressure cooked along with dal and other mixture.


17 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot Devi for sharing aan award with me...keeping me in your thoughts...moong daal sambar looks very colourful and yummy..i am making today..

    cheers

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  2. Healthy dal,would go well with garam rotis or even rice. Pic looks good.

    Chitchat

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  3. Hi Devi...the pachadi looks good...nice color and well prepared!

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  4. Wow.. Thats yummy n simple sambar.. we call it "milagai killi sambar" ;) tastes heavenly with rice na?

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  5. I love sambhar very much!!

    yours look delicious with the idiyaappam!! it's my favourite with idli :) !!!

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  6. Looks so healthy and yumm...I love sambar.

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  7. Hi, thanks for dropping to my blog!
    Yours is a very good one.. I am still to explore it.. surely wil visit often!

    Cheers

    Jyoti

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  8. Hey, looks so delicious with lovely color..my mom too makes it often for Idly..Thanks Dear for your wishes on my posts..expecting more speciality dishes :-)

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  9. Moong dal sambar sounds new to me...Looks delicious dear...

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  10. Awesome! Fantastic combination...

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  11. Sambar is always welcome in our house..looks yummy..

    www.ruchikacooks.com

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  12. Thank you all for the beautiful comments :)

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  13. so colorful n yummy..pretty simple recipe too!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  14. Simple and delicious..thanks for the entry

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