Monday, May 25, 2009

Brinjal/ Egg plant Sambar

Toor dhal - 1 cup
Brinjal / egg plant - 3 to 5 nos
Tomato - 1
Small onion - 6 to 9 nos ( cut into medium size pieces )
Tamarind - small 1/2 lemon size
Red chillies - 3 nos
Curry leaves - few
Sambar powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste.
  • Wash thuvar dhal and add two cups of water along with a pinch of turmeric powder and pressure cook till soft.
  • Soak tamarind in water and squeeze out the juice.
  • Cut tomato into medium size pieces.
  • Cut Brinjal into medium size pieces and put into water.
  • Add Brinjal pieces, tomato pieces, salt, sambar powder, turmeric powder and cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft.
  • Add tamarind juice and allow to boil.
  • Now add the cooked thuvar dhal.
  • In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add the mustard.
  • When it pops up, add onions,Red chillies and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add the sambar to this. Mix well.
  • Allow to boil 2 minutes. Remove from stove.

Serve with Rice.