Tomato Sambhar


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Tomato Sambhar it is a mouth watering South Indian dish that tastes tangy and spicy serves best with crispy dosas.

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Tomato Sambhar recipe - How to make Tomato Sambhar

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2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
a few sprig curry leaves (kadi patta)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 tbsp chopped green chillies
3-4 medium sized onion , sliced
5-6 medium sized tomato , chopped
salt to taste
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)

To Be Grounded Into A Paste
1 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1 cinnamon (dalchini)
1/4 cup roasted chana dal (daria)
  1. Heat oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle add the curry leaves, fennel seeds, green chillies and saute for few seconds.
  3. Add the onions and fry till they are translucent.
  4. Add the tomatoes and fry till water comes out and the tomatoes cooked well.
  5. Add the salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Add the grounded paste and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or till the raw smell fades away.
  7. Add desired water for sambhar consistency and let boil.
  8. When it boils well, remove from the flame add the coriander and cover the kadhai with the lid immediately.
  9. Leave it for 20 minutes so that the coriander flavour is completely enhanced in the sambhar.
  10. Mix well and serve hot with crispy dosa.

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This recipe was contributed by Foodie #543780 on 15 Oct 2011

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