'Mullangi' means 'Radish' in Tamil language. Radish gives a great taste to sambar. Radish sambar is one of the most flavourful sambar that you can make. You can make an 'Arachuvitta sambar ' with it or a simple everyday sambar using sambar powder.
Today, I am going to share the another easy sambar recipe using this healthy vegetable.
Mullangi Sambar | TamBrahm Style Radish Sambar :
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4-6
1 cup = 250 ml cup
2 white radish/mullangi ( peeled and cut into thin roundels)
1 tomato (finely chopped)
marble size tamarind ( soak in 1/2 cup warm water and extract the juice)
1 cup toor dal (cooked and mashed well )
2 and 1/2 teaspoons sambar powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
pinch of asafoetida
salt to taste
To temper :
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
For garnish ( optional):
handful of cilantro/kothamalli/ coriander leaves ( finely chopped)
1. Heat a kadai/wok or pressure pan with oil.
2. Temper with ingredients given for tempering.
3. Add the tomatoes, radish, salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder.
4. Mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes or till the time the tomatoes become mushy.
5. Now add the juice of tamarind , adjust water levels and cook covered for 5-7 minutes or till the time the radish is cooked .
6. Stir in the cooked toor dal , adjust the thickness ( add water if required ) and let the mixture cook over low flame for another 5-7 minutes.
7. Add a pinch of asafoetida and switch off.
8. Garnish with cilantro leaves and your delicious Tam Brahm Mullangi sambar is ready to be served.
Happy Cooking !