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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mullangi Sambhar Recipe | Radish Sambhar - Sambhar Varieties

How to make sambhar Recipe?

There are many varieties of sambhar's made in south India , Some are made with veggies in it and some or not. I like all kind of sambhar made different method in south states , Like in kerala they grind coconut and added to sambhar, in andhra they roast and make a lentil with spice paste and add it the sambhar. I like all the sambhar varieties , some have mixed veggies, some can be prepared with single veggie just onion . Veggies which can be added to sambhar may depend on individuals taste  for eg Bhindi, brinjal,drum stick, lima beans, carrot, beans, are some veggies and pulse (are only some) I use often in sambhar. Not to forget Mullangi is my all time fav in sambhar, I just love the flavor it gives in sambhar and I love them only in sambhar . My mom used have mooli as is with a meal like a onion slice , some people do eat Radish raw , I even can eat it but in salad form after giving the dressing for it ;).  This sambhar is very simple , can be easily made by any one and taste yummy with steamed Rice and a poriyal or papadam as side.

Radish Sambhar Recipe

Mullangi Sambhar 

                                         Category  Preparation time    Cook Time
                                        Sambhar Recipes
5 mins
   10 mins

Sambhar Varieties   Toor dal - 1/2 cup 
  Tomato -1 medium size ( chopped)
  Radish/ Mooli/Mullangi - 1 Medium size( sliced)
  Onion - 1 medium size ( sliced)
  Tamarind - one gooseberry size
  Red chilli pd - 1/2 tsp
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp 
  Coriander pd - 1 tsp
  Cumin pd - 1/4 tsp
  Sambhar pd - 1/2 tsp ( optional)
  Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp ( chopped)
  Oil - 2 tbsp
  Water as needed
  Salt to taste

  • Soak the tamarind in 1/4 cup water for 15 mins.
  • In a pressure cooker put washed toor dal ,and chopped tomatoes with 3 cups of water ( or required according to the quality of the dal). 
  • Pressure cook the dal for 3 -4 whistles and after the pressure subsides open the lid and mash the dal well with a ladle or Mathu/ mathini.
  • In a sauce pan heat oil , add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • After they splutter add the sliced onion and saute them till translucent.
  • Add the sliced radish and saute them for a while.
  • Add red chilli pd , turmeric pd, coriander pd, cumin pd, sambhar pd and mix them.
  • Splash some water so that the masala doesn't get burnt.
  • Add this saute radish masala mixture to the mashed dal.
  • Extract the tamarind pulp and put them in the dal too.
  • Add enough water to make the dal thin and keep them on a medium flame.
  • Add salt to the sambhar and mix them well
  • Let the sambhar boil it the mullangi or the radish cooks completely .
  • Serve the sambhar with steaming hot rice and some poriyal as side.

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  1. Mullangi adds a nice flavor to the sambar.. looks delicious..

  2. sambhar looks so yummm

  3. lovely colorful presentation


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