Thalitha Sambar
Yet another variety of sambar. Simple and easy to make. Sambar powder not required, instead, all we need is red chilli and green chilli.

Ingredients:
Thur dal3/4 cup
Curry Leaves1 handfull
Tamarind1 small lemon size
Red Chilli4
Green Chilli4
Tamarind1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon
Rice flour1 teaspoon
Ladys finger4
Potato1
Carrot1
Drumstick1

For Seasoning:
Oil1 tablespoon
Mustard Seeds1 teaspoon
Hing1/4 teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds(Vendhayam)1/4 teaspoon

Method:
  • Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the juice and keep it aside
  • Peel the vegetables skin and chop them to medium size pieces
  • Pressure cook thur dal and smash it well and keep it aside
  • Chop the green chillies vertically
  • Heat the oil in a heavy bottomed pan, and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add hing, vendhayam(fenugeek seeds), broken red chillies and green chillies and also the chopped vegetables and curry leaves and fry for a while and then add 1 cup of water to cook the vegetables.
  • When the vegetables are half-cooked, add tamarind juice and salt and allow the sambar to boil for sometime till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off
  • Once the vegetables are fully cooked and tamarind raw smell goes off, add smashed dal and stir well
  • Take a teaspoon of rice flour and add little water and dissolve the rice flour and add this water to the boiling sambar
  • Season the sambar with curry leaves. When the sambar starts to boil, remove from flame
  • The delicious thalitha sambar is ready to serve with hot rice

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