Beetroot is my favourite vegetable. There are quite a few dishes that we make with this vegetable. From starter to dessert, this is one versatile vegetable. Sambhar - to go with Idli and Dosa, is a simple and delicious one.
Tur Dal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Castor Oil - 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chili - 1, broken into two
Beetroot - 1
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1, large
Green chillies - 4, slit
Tamarind Extract - 2 Tbsp (approx)
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig
Coriander Leaves, chopped.
Pressure cook Tur Dal with Turmeric powder, Castor oil and Red Chili for 3 whistles.
Peel and chop the beetroot and onions. Chop the tomatoes.
Open cooker after pressure drops and add in the vegetables and chillies.
Pressure cook for 1 whistle and 2 minutes. Open after the pressure has dropped completely.
Heat oil in a seasoning pan and splutter mustard and urad. Add curry leaves and chopped coriander. Add to the sambhar and bring to a boil. Add tamarind extract and salt to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.
|Beetroot Sambhar tastes great with Idli and Dosa|