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1 cup mixed vegetables (onion, beans, carrot,

tomato, brinjal, lady's finger,drumsticks)

2 green chillies

1/2 cup red gram dal

3tsp sambhar powder

pinch turmeric

2 cups water

lemonsized tamarind

salt to taste

bunch of coriander

2 tsp oil

For tempering:

2 tsp ghee

1 tsp mustard seeds

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1 dry red chili halved

2 cloves garlic crushed

few curry leaves


Pressure cook the dal keep aside

Chop the vegetables, squeeze out the juice from the tamarind .

Take a big sauce pan add small oil then add vegetables,fry for a minute,add sambar powder,

tamarind and the rest of the ingredients and allow to boil then add cooked dal and let it

cook on medium heat till the vegetables are cooked and tender.

Fresh grated coconut can be added for extra flavor.

Take off heat and temper


take a pan and heat the ghee and add all the ingredients except curry leaves ,

when the mustard seeds splutter add the curry leaves and take off from heat and add it to sambar.

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