Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Radish/ Mooli/ Mullangi Sambar

Thinking what's new about this sambar????? Actually, the sambar is  a regular south Indian sambar. But this time I made this in pressure pan. I have always made sambar in a kadai. My mom is the one who introduced me to this pressure pan style of making sambar. My mom actually does almost 80% of her cooking in pressure pan. This time I tried making sambar in pressure pan and it came out well. Its so easy and you don't have to keep waiting for vegetables to cook, then tamarind water should cook well and then all spices must blend well etc.. etc.. Here, you just saute everything add tamarind water and spices and close the cooker. Thats it. Lets take a detailed look at the preparation....


Toor Dhal - 1/2 cup
Turmeric - 1 pinch
Tamarind - lime size ball
Sambar powder - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli - 2
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Methi/ Fenugreek Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - 6-8
Oil - 2 tbsp


Cook toor dhal seperately in 1 cup water along with a pinch of turmeric. Make sure the dhal is cooked very well 

Heat oil in pressure pan, add mustard seeds . When it splutters add urad dhal, channa dhal, fenugreek, asafoetida, curry leaves. When it turns golden brown add radish and saute for about 2 mins. 

Now extract tamarind juice for about 1 cup and add it to the pressure pan. Add turmeric, salt sambar powder, and mix well. 

Add cooked toor dhal and mix well. Close the pressure pan and let it cook for 4 sounds. 

Open the pan after the pressure reduces and mix sambar well. If you feel it is diluted, keep it in high flame for 5 mins and it will thicken.  You can adjust the consistency according to your need. 

Garnish with cilantro and serve it with rice or roti. 


  1. This is easy indeed..... I think I should switch to this method of preparation...

  2. I am drooling.lovely and my favourite delicious mulangi sambar.

  3. Comforting and delicious sambar..

  4. That sounds like such a comfort it :)

    US Masala

  5. delicious looking sambar

  6. delcious sambar with all the goodness of mullangi

  7. Love the sambar. First time here and you have a nice blog.

  8. Hi Ak - Lovely post! check out my post for tomorrow :)

  9. Hi,

    Radish sambar is absolutely inviting and my all time fav .Following your space.Nice blog to look forward for more recipes.

  10. Nice recipe, this is really yummy. Keep posting recipes like this i really like it. thank you for sharing this recipe..

  11. Mullangi sambar is one of my fav's...this recipe seems quick and easy, i shall try this soon.

  12. A quick & healthy dish!! Glad to have found an all-veg blog coz im a veggie too...:) Happy to be following u now...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  13. first time here,,u hv a awesome n wonderful blog..sambar looks mouth is watering...comfort food @ its best.
    visit mine as time permits...

  14. Love the food! You’re an amazing cook. This menu is fantastic:) It sure will help everyone who’s looking for a perfect menu like this. Thank you for posting this healthy recipe.


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