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Friday, May 8, 2009



Moong dal - 1/2 cup
Tomatoes - 3 to 4
Sambhar powder - 1 tsp.
Green chillies or dry red chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Hing - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Cumin seeds = 1/2 tsp.
Lime - 1
Salt - as per taste


Pressure cook moong dal with tomatoes, turmeric powder, hing and sambhar powder.

In a pan, heat oil, temper with mustard seeds, jeera, and chillies. Add curry leaves, stir fry and add pressure cooked items with salt. Let it come to a boil. Switch off the stove, transfer it to a bowl and squeeze a lime and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

This will go well with rice and phulka.


  1. Can you please post the ingredients with measurements to make sambar powder at home.

  2. If you just move the mouse over sambhar powder and click it will lead to the link in my blog

  3. Hi Aunty.I tried Payathamparuppu Masiyal and it came out very well. The ingredients and method you mention in your blogs are very clear and crisp. I love this blog :)


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