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GREENGRAM DAL (PAYAMTAMPARUPPU) SAMBHAR Vegetarian-Dish

Whole green gram dishes always cooked in many indian household whether as sambar...masala or keerai masiyal. Green gram is a healthier food which contains lots of fiber.



Ingredients

Green gram dal
: 1 cup
Oil
: 2 tsp
Mustard seeds
: 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder
: 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
: a bit
Sambar powder
: 2 tsp
Tomato
: 1
Curry leaves
: a few
Finely chopped coriander leaves
: To garnish
Salt
: To taste

Greengram dal sambhar

Method

  • Soak the dal for half an hour and cook in a microwave safe bowl with adequate water for 15 minutes, stirring twice in between. Add more water if required. To prevent it from spilling over, add a bit of turmeric powder and few drops of oil.
  • In a different microwave safe bowl, add the rest of the oil,mustard seeds and curry leaves and micro high for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cooked dal,turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and sambar powder and micro high for 3 minutes.
  • Stir and add more water if required and micro high again for 3 more minutes.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.