Soaked Arhar dal  - 2 cup
Bottle Guard (Ghaiya) – 1 no.
Brinjal – 1 small sized (optional)
Salt, Chilly powder, Turmetric powder – As per taste
Tamarind water – ¼ cup
Sambhar Powder -1-2 tsp
Chopped carrots, onions – ½ cup
Peas – ¼ cup


1.       In a pressure cooker, add the soaked dal, cut pcs of ghaiya, brinjal and spices. Pour 3 cups of water into it along with 1 tsp of refined oil. Cook the dal for 10 min till it gets soft and tender.
2.       Once the dal is cooked, add tamarind water into it. Boil the dal and add more water if required.
3.       Add the sambhar powder to the dal and mix well.
4.       For tempering – In little oil, add mustard seeds. Allow it to splutter and pour little water. Add some chopped vegetables carrots, onions, peas etc and let it boil.
5.       Add the tempering to the sambhar. Cook it for another 5 min.
6.       Serve hot with idli.

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