Friday, October 4, 2013

Beans and Moong Dal Sambar

Moong Dal and Beans Sambar is a gravy and you can have them with rice, chapati, idli, dosa and pooris too. Its a good combination and will be liked by all age group too. Easy to prepare and not much of spicy and good for health also.
Things Needed:
Moong Dal : 1/4 Cup
Tender Beans : 1/4 Kg
Green chilly: 2
Coriander leaves: 1 Table spoon
Curry leaves : 6 to 8
Ingh : a pinch
Ginger : 1 Tea spoon (grated)
Rasam powder: 1 Tea spoon
Lemon : 1/2 rind (1 Tea spoon)
Jaggery: 1 Table spoon
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Black Pepper: 3 to 4 pods
Mustard seeds : 1/4 Tea spoon
Turmeric powder: a pinch
Oil: 1 Tea spoon
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Salt : to taste
Water : Required
Method :
1. Wash and cut beans into small pieces.
2. Wash and cook moong dal with cut beans. Pressure cook for 5 to 6 minutes and keep it aside for cooling.
3. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
4. Squeeze out the jucie from the lemon and keep it aside. Powder the pepper pods and keep it aside.
5. Now keep a pan on the fire. Heat and put oil.
6. Add mustard seeds and let it spurt. Add smashed pepper seeds and jeera. Add green chilly and curry leaves and fry for a second.
7. Add ingh to the mixture. Now add boiled moong dal and beans mixture. Add water and mix it thoroughly.
8. Add salt and turmeric powder to the mixture. Add jaggery .
9. Let it boil for 2 minutes. Stir inbetween so that it does not get burnt at the bottom.
10. Now add Rasam Powder and mix it well and boil the Sambar for 3 to 4 minutes.
11. Add lemon juice.
12. Add ghee and coriander leaves and serve the Sambar with the food you prepared.
Note:  Cook moong dal and beans till soft to get the good taste. Adding jaggery is an optional. You can either avoid or decrease the quantity.
Adding rasam powder also is an optional. Here I have used MTR rasam powder. You can add garam masala powder instead of rasam powder. But the taste differ. You can add onions to the sambar. Add it along with green chilly and fry it for 1 minute and then add the rest of the thigs. Or you can cook with moongdal mixture. You can also add tomatoes instead of lemon.  Add required water according to your taste.  Here I added red chillies instead of green chilly .

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