Dosa:-- 1/2 cup toor dal
- 1 cup rice
- 2 tbsp chana dal
- 1 tbsp Fenugreek seeds (aka methi dana)
- 2 glass water
- 1 tbsp oil
Sambar:-- 1 cup arhar dal
- 4 glass water
- 1 cup cabbage
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 2 green chillies
- 2 medium sized onions
- 2 medium sized tomatoes
- 1 cup round bottlegourd
- Spice (to taste): 1 tbsp salt, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp garam masala
- 2 tbsp Sambar Masala
- 1 tbsp mustard seeds
- 5-6 garlic cloves
- 8-9 curry leaves
- Tamarind (imli)
Recipe for Sambar:1. Soak toor dal in water overnight. And dip tamarind in water for 2 hours.
2. Chop all the veggies i.e Cabbage, pumpkin and bottlegourd.
3. Fine chop onions, tomatoes and chillies.
4. Add water to pressure cooker and then add veggies and onions, tomatoes and chillie.
5. Add spices and 1 tbsp oil (this will prevent water from flowing out of the cooker whistle). Also remove tamarind from water and add the residual mixture.
6. Close the lid of pressure cooker and let it cook for 30 minutes.
7. Once its cooked mash the veggies of sambar
8. Take a pan and heat it.
9. Add 1 tbsp oil. Once heated add mustard seeds, curry leaves and garlic cloves. Saute for a minute.
10. add this mixture to samber.
11. Take sambar masala and dissolve it in 1/4th cup water. Add this mixture to sambar.
12. Mix well. Sambar is ready.
Recipe for Dosa:1. Soak toor dal, rice, chana dal and fenugreek seeds in water over night
2. Grind this mixture after removing excess water from it. It should be in form of smooth dosa batter.
3. Set aside this mixture for around 2-3 hours for fermentation.
4. Heat a flat surfaced pan. Apply oil/ghee over its surface.
5. Sprinkle water over its surface to coll down the pan, simmer the gas flame and clean pan surface with cotton cloth.
6. Take one ladle of the dosa batter and spread it evenly on the pan making a sphere
Note: Make sure its not too thin.
7. Let it cook on high flame.
8. Observe carefully the side of dosa will start coming out, then carefully flip its side or if you want to add potato filling put on it surface and roll the dosa.
Note: If dosa's side do not come off easily, apply some oil/ghee onto its sides and cook for sometime.
Healthy Dosa and Sambar are ready. Serve it hot for enjoying this delicious south Indian dish. Watch the video for detailed recipe.