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Tomato sambar
By : Sujatha Rao
Category : Vegetables, Karnataka, Other meals
Servings : 4
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
Rating :
  1. Cut tomatoes into small pieces, cut onions into long strips.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add onions & fry till the onions turn pink in color, then add tomatoes & fry till tomatoes become pulp.
  3. Add salt and tamarind water; bring to a boil then add the cooked dal.
  4. Add the red chilli methi powder and boil till the raw tamirand smell goes.

For seasoning:
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, urad dhal and channa dal. When mustard splutters, add curry leaves and pour over the sambar. Add chopped coriander leaves & serve hot with rice.

To make red chilli methi powder:

  1. Fry 1/2 cup dried red chillies and 2 tbsp methi in a pan with very little oil.
  2. Remove from the pan.
  3. In the same pan, fry hing.
  4. Cool all the ingredients and grind to a powder.
  5. Store in an airtight jar.
1/2 kg ripe red tomatoes
1 small onion
1/2 cup thick tamarind juice
1/2 cup cooked tur dal
2 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
Red chilli methi powder

For seasoning:
1 tsp oil
1/2 tbsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
1/2 tbsp channa dal
A bunch of curry leaves
Finely cut coriander leaves

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