Chola Masala

This Sunday , I thought of making some Masala Dosa after a very long time. The process is a long one. I had to ferment the batter, made the aloo filling, made coconut chutney and also made the main ingredient Sambhar. This is a sour, salty , sweet, spicy Lentil dish, made up of Toor Daal can be eaten with rice, idlis, wadas and Dosas. They are almost kind of a staple food in South India.

What you need:

# Ingredients Quantity
1 Toor Daal 1/2 cup
2 Onion 1 chopped
3 Tomato 2 cubes
4 Tamarind 1 lemon size
5 Green chili 1
6 Raddish 1
7 Drumstick 2
8 Everest Sambhar Masala 2 tbsp
9 Turmeric powder 1 tsp
10 Curry leaves 05-Jun
11 Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
12 Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
13 Garlic(Optional) 4
14 Hing 1/2 tsp
15 Dry Red chili 2

Steps to Make:

Cook Daal, tomatoes, onion, raddish , drumstick,garlic, chopped green chilies, turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes.
Switch off the flame and allow the gas to come out.
Open the lid, add sambhar masala , tamarind extract and bring it to boil.
For tadka, heat 2 table spoon oil. Add hing, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry red chilies, curry leaves.
Add the tadka to daal and boil the sambhar till you get the desired consistency.
Serve with Dosas or Idlis

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