Microwave Sambar Recipe

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Cooking time: 25:30 mins
Ingredients for Dal
 1/2 cup arhar dal (toor dal)
 2 onions (chopped)
 2 potatoes (chopped)
 2 brinjals(chopped)
 1 cup red pumpkin (chopped)
 1 drum stick (swanjne ki phalli) (cut into 4 pieces)
 2 tomatoes
For Tempering
 1 tbsp tamarind paste (imli)
 1 tsp chilli powder
 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
 2 tsp oil
 1 tsp mustard seed
 5 – 6 curry leaves
 2 – 3 dry red chilli
 2 tbsp sambar powder
 A pinch of asafoetida (heeng)
 Salt (to taste)
 7 cups of water

Method
1. Wash and soak dal for 15 – 20 mins. Drain the water.
2. Add 6 cups of water, salt and turmeric powder. Microwave in a microwave safe bowl at 100% power for 12 mins. Allow to stand (covered) for 10 mins.
3. Microwave oil at 100% power for 30 secs in a separate microwave safe bowl.
4. Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies, and asafoetida and chopped onions. Microwave at 100% power for 2 mins.
5. Add remaining chopped vegetables and 1 cup of water. Microwave (covered) at 100% power for 6 – 7 mins.
6. Mix these cooked vegetables with the cooked dal.
7. Add sambar powder and tamarind paste. Microwave covered at 100% power for 5 mins.
8. Allow to stand for 5 mins.
9. Serve with hot dosa, idli, vada or boiled rice.

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