Varamilagai Sambar/ Dry Red Chilli Sambar:
Delicious Varamilagai sambar is different from other sambar, we do normally with Toor dal, vegetables and green chillies, here, moong dal, dry red chilli and coriander leaves are the main flavour adding ingredient to this succulent sambar. we can feel the complete taste of moong dal with tomato, onion and dry red chillies cooked together gives a fantastic finger licking taste.Dry red chilli has an unique taste which we can feel in this sambar. Varamilagai sambar mainly served with Idly,Dosa, Pongal, Uthappam or any tiffen combination.
Moong dal-60 gms or 2 fistful
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 twig
Coriander leaves-3 stalk
Dry red chilli-7 to 9 – cut in to 3 pieces each with the help of scissors
Urad dal-1 tsp
Cumin seed-1/4 tsp
Method to prepare:
1.Wash Tomato cut in to small pieces,chop onion and coriander leaves.
2.Wash and soak moong dal for 5 minutes, add chopped tomato and onion,turmeric powder with moong dal and cook for a whistle or two.
3.When steam releases, add salt, hing and tamarind extract allow it to boil.
4. On the other side heat pan and season with the above “To season” ingredients, in medium flame fry till slightly brown, add curry leaves. Transfer it to the boiling sambar.
5.Allow it to boil for 2 more minutes and transfer to the serving bowl sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with any tiffen like Idly Dosa uthappam etc….
Switch on exhaust fan while seasoning.
Do not cook moong dal for long .