Thursday, 21 March 2013

Moong Dhal Sambar/ Paasi Paruppu Sambar/ Tiffin sambar[Side dish for Idlis & Dosas]

Moong dhal sambar/Paasi paruppu sambar/Tiffin sambar is a very easy and quick sambar to be made. It is an excellent combo with idlis and dosas.

Here’s how to make Moongdal Sambar with step by step photos…


Paasi paruppu/Moong dhal
1 cup
1 cubed
3 cubed
Green chillies
3 slit
One small gooseberry sized ball
Sambar powder (optional)
1 tsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Dry red chillies
One pinch
Curry leaves
2 tbsp finely chopped
2 tsp


Wash the dhal, add onions, tomatoes, green chillies and cook it in the pressure cooker for 2 to 3 whistles. Extract the tamarind juice and keep it aside.

In a kadai heat oil, add mustard seeds after crackles, add cumin seeds, red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and sauté for 20 sec. Now add the cooked dhal, add one and half cup of water, tamarind extract, sambar powder, salt and let it boil for about 5-7 min.

Finally add the cilantro and switch off the stove.

Yummy paasi paruppu sambar is ready to be enjoyed. It can be served with white rice, idlis and dosas.

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Note: Adding sambar powder is totally optional, the spice from green chillies and red chillies is more than enough and will taste great.

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