Onion & Radish Sambhar

Ingredients to serve 6 people

2 medium size Chopped Red Onions (in quarters) OR
6-7 Small onions
1 Small Radish (peeled and chopped)
1 Cup Toor Dal
1 Cup of Water
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
Small lime size Tamarind
2 ½ Cups Water
3 Tsp. Sambhar Powder
1-2 Tsp. Salt

For Seasoning

1 Tbs. Oil
1 Tsp. Mustard Seeds
1 Tsp. Fenugreek Seeds
1-2 Small Red Chilli
Sprig Curry Leaves

Sambhar Recipe

Onion & Radish Sambhar

Preparation of the Sambhar

Soak the tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes
Cook the toor dal with a pinch of turmeric
Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
When the mustard seeds crackle, add the red chillies and the fenugreek seeds When the seeds turn golden brown, add the chopped onions, chopped radish and fry till it is soft for about 3 minutes.

Extract the tamarind juice using 2 cups of the water and add it to the pan.
Add the salt and one teaspoon of the Sambhar Powder and let it cook on medium heat for about 6-7 minutes.
Add the cooked toor dal and the remaining water and mix it thoroughly
Let it cook on slow fire for about 5 minutes.
The remainder of the Sambhar Powder should be now added and cooked for about a minute or two.

Garnish the Sambhar with curry leaves.