I came across this super simple recipe for sambhar in aval vikatan, a tamil magazine.Yes, it is sambhar with no paruppu/dal...amazing isn't it.Recipe uses 'Kadala maavu/Channa dal flour'.I had my doubts, and yet i wanted to try it.as i had some leftover food in the fridge today,i decided to gamble with this recipe.If anything goes wrong, i had enough food to feed :))..But to my surprise, nobody touched the leftovers, the sambhar was really good...so here is super simple recipe..
Onion-2 (finely sliced lengthwise)
Tomato-4 (finely sliced lengthwise)
Ginger- 1 inch piece
( I used Ginger-Garlic paste - 1tbsp)
Kadala maavu/Channa dal flour - 1 and 1/2 tbspn
Curry leaves,coriander leaves - as needed
Slice Onion and tomato lengthwise finely.Slit Green chillies.Chop ginger,garlic finely.In a pan, heat oil and fry mustatd seeds and urad dal.Add green chillies,Onion and Ginger,garlic and fry till the onion is golden brown.Add turmeric and salt to this and fry for another 2 min.s.After Onions are fried, add tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are very very soft.(You shouldn't be able to see tomamtoes).Add 2 cups of water to this and boil it for another 5 min.s.Mix Kadala maavu/channa dal flour to a cup of water and add this to the pan.Boil sambhar for another 5 min.s and add curry leaves, coriander leaves.Serve it hot with rice, idly,dosa or chappathi..this is worth a try....