Mullangi Sambar

Mullangi (Radish) Sambar is a special Sambar with a different taste, very useful for a healthy diet. Ingredients Toor dal : 1 cup White radishes cut into thick round discs : 2 Shallots : 10 Tamarind : 1 lime-sized ball Sambar powder : 1 tbsp Hing / asafoetida :1 pinch Turmeric powder : 1 pinch 1/4 tsp sugar or 1/2 tsp grated jaggery For tempering: 1 tbsp oil or ghee A few curry leaves 2 shallots/pearl onions cut into long slivers 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp jeera / jeerakam / cumin seeds Method Pressure cook the toor dal with 2 cups water, the radish pieces and pearl onions for 3 whistles. Soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup warm water and extract the juice. Add the tamarind juice, turmeric, hing and sambar powder to the cooked Dal and radish. Bring to boil on a medium flame, stirring gently. Let the sambar boil for about 7 to 10 minutes. Heat the oil for tempering and add all other ingredients. Once the mustard pops up and the shallots turn a light brown, remove from fire and add to the sambar. Mix well.