Keerai Sambhar

We use greens
in Masiyal, Poriyal Mor Keerai. Another way to include greens is in sambhar. I
have used Mullai keerai here. You can use, Vendheya keerai too

INGREDIENTS
Tuvar dal
1/4 cup(Soak in warm water for 10 mins)
Tamarind
marble sized(Soak in 1 cup of warm water)
Greens
1 bunch
Green chillies
2
Curry leaves
few
Turmeric powder
 a
pinch 
Sambhar powder
2 -3 tsp
Salt
  to taste

FOR TEMPERING
Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp
Asafoetida
1/4 tsp
Oil
1tsp
PREPARATION
Remove the stalk of
the green if it very thick. Else use both the leaves and the stalk. Cut into small
pieces and wash thoroughly.
Soak the dal and Tamarind in warm water
for 10 mins
Squeeze the  tamarind and take out
the extract. Add more water and again take the extract.
Heat oil in a small pressure pan. Add
mustard seeds. when it splutters add the fenugreek seeds and asafoetida. Saute
it
Now add the cut greens and green chillies.
Saute for 1 minute
Now add the tamarind extract.Add salt,
sambhar powder,,curryleaves  and turmeric
powder.
Let it boil for 1 minute
Now add the soaked dal, add another 1/2
cup of water, close the lid, pt the weight on and cook it upto 3 whistles
Perfect sambhar is ready!!

Serve with hot rice
and cutty of your choice. I have served it with broad beans curry

Veena

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