Tamil Nadu Style Moon Dahl Sambhar


100gm chopped carrots
100gm chopped french beans
100gm chopped cabbage
1 cubed potato
2 finely chopped onions
1/2 cup moon dhal
1tsp chilli powder
2tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2tsp cummin seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek
2 slit green chillies
2 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp jaggery
8-10 curry leaves
1tbs lemon juice
Coriander to garnish

Cook the moong dhal with 1 cup water in a pressure cooker. Cool and mash it. Keep aside. Heat the coconut oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Now add the cummin seeds, asafoetida and fenugreek. Add the onions, curry leaves, green chillies and saute for 2-3minutes. Add all the vegetables and saute for another 2 min. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. Saute for 2-3minutes. Add 1/2cup water and allow the vegetables to cook. Keep the lid on. Add salt and mashed moong dhal. Add 1 cup water. Bring it to boil. Remove from flame. Squeeze lemon juice and jaggery. Mix thoroughly. Garnish with coriander.

Serve the hot sambhar with idly/dosa/pongal.

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