Thakkali Kai Sambar | Raw Tomato Sambar

How to make traditional thakkali kai sambar or raw tomato sambar

Sambar is one of the most important staples of south Indian cuisine. We can do many varieties of sambar using different vegetables today I have posted a very unique sambar made with thakkali kai or unripe tomatoes. usually, we use ripe tomatoes but try making your sambar with the unripe tomatoes it will taste very different and moreover it is very easy to make.checkout the recipe below.

Thakkali kai sambar / Raw Tomato Sambar


Ingredients

Toor dhal-1 cup
Thakkalikkai(Unripe tomato)-2 or3 nos chopped
Small onions-10 nos
Tamarind extract-from small lemon sized tamarind
Sambar powder-3 tsps
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Asafetida a pinch
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Oil-1 tsp






Method

First cook toor dal separately in a pressure cooker by adding turmeric powder, asafetida, 1/4 tsp oil and required water for 6 whistles mash it and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds, small onions and saute until the onions are half cooked.
Add the thakkalikkai and saute for a minute.
Then add the cooked dhal,sambar powder, tamarind extract, salt and required water mix everything well and cook until raw smell goes and the sambar thickens.
Garnish and serve hot with rice,idli, dosa etc.

Preparation time-20 mins
Serves-4

Note
Buy green colour tomatoes(Unripe) the greener the better.
DO NOT overcook the tomatoes.

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