How to make Mullangi Sambhar -

Sambhar made from white radish.easy south indian radish sambar recipe made with sambar powder and without coconut. Mullangi Sambar is a twist to the traditional sambar preparation, where instead of other vegetables, radish is added.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : White radish (सफेद मूली), Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) (तुवर दाल/अरहर दाल)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Dals and Kadhis

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Moongachi Amti Gujarati Kadhi Dal Kali Mirch Sambhar

Mullangi Sambhar

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It is a fact that Dals and Kadhis are comfort foods and they are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B and iron. Dals, especially are a major source of dietary fibre and proteins. Kadhis are a blend of yogurt and herbs which assist in efficient digestion. Every region has its locally grown herbs and spices as the key ingredients, thus a variety of kadhis are relished across the length and breadth of Indian subcontinent.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mullangi Sambhar Recipe

  • White radish cut into roundels 1 medium

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked 3/4 cup

  • Sambhar powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chilli broken 1

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato quartered 1 medium

  • Rice powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/4 cup


Step 1

Drain and cook the dal with 4 cups water and turmeric powder in the pressure cooker till 3 whistles are given out. Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan.

Step 2

Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add red chillies, curry leaves, remove the pan from heat and add asafoetida. Put the pan back on heat, add onion and sauté well.

Step 3

Dilute the tamarind pulp in a little water. Add radish to the pan and sauté for a minute. Add tomato and continue to sauté.

Step 4

Add the tamarind water and a little plain water. Mix well and add sambhar powder.

Step 5

When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or till the raw smells disappear. Add the dal and mix well. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a while.

Step 6

Mix rice flour with a little water and add to the sambhar. Mix and add salt. Cook till the sambhar thickens a little. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

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