Sambar, Tomato -Methi Leaves Sambar

The ingredients used in this sambar is unusual. Methi leaves is generally not a common ingredient in any version of a sambar. This sambar dish is a creative creation of mine made instantaneously when my fridge was low on veggies!

Ingredients: –
Tomato— 1 big
Methi leaves— 1 cup
Tuvar dal— ½ cup
Tamarind— small lemon size
Turmeric— ½ teaspoon
Red chilli pwd— 1 ½ teaspoon
Channa dal— 1 tablespoon
Coriander seeds— 1 tablespoon
Fenugreek seeds— ½ teaspoon
Jaggery— 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds— 1 teaspoon
oil— 2 teaspoon.

Method :-
Pressure cook tuvar dal. Soak tamarind in a glass of water. Cut tomato into big pieces, wash the methi leaves well. Remove pulp from the soaked tamarind. Take a deep pan, pour in the tamarind pulp, add tomato pieces, turmeric,salt and jaggery. Cook the tomato but see it doesn’t turn massy. Heat 1 spoon oil in a pan, fry the channa dal, coriander seeds and fenugreek seeds till it becomes red in colour, cool it and powder all the fried ingredients with red chilli powder. Add this to the cooked tomato gravy. Allow it to boil, then add in the methi leaves, mix it well let it cook for 2 mnts. Now add the cooked and mashed tuvar dal and bring it to boil, but off the heat. Heat the remaining oil in a pan , add mustard seeds, when it splutters remove from heat and add it to Tomato- methi sambar. Enjoy this different but simple sambar.

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