Friday, December 25, 2009

Tomato Samber

Tomato Samber

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serving: 4 persons


Red Gram Dal (Toor Dal)-1 cup (Washed and soaked for ½an hour)

Tomato-4 medium in size

Oil-1/2 tsp

Salt-as per taste

Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp

Mustard seeds (Rai Dana)-1/2 tsp

Dry red chilies-2

Broken black gram dal (Urad dal)-1/2tsp

Green chillies-2

Fenugreek seeds-1/4 tsp

Asafetida (Hing)-a pinch

Samber powder-4 spoon

Curry leaves (curry patta)-for seasoning


• Cook the soaked dal in pressure cooker for 5 minutes with turmeric powder.

• Grind the tomato in mixer and make it puree.

• Meanwhile heat a pan and put oil.

• Add mustard seed, fenugreek seed, dry red chillies, green chilies, curry leaves, asafetida for seasoning in oil and wait mustard to get crack.

• Then add tomato puree in this and allow it to boil for a min.

• Put Samber powder in this and cook till the tomato leaves its raw smell.

• Mashed the cooked dal. Put salt in this.

• Then add it to tomato puree and cook for another 5 minutes.

• Serve with hot rice, dosa, idli or anything whatever you like.

Calorie Count

One bowl of samber contains approximately 130 calorie.

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