This is a vegetarian curry that goes with a variety of south Indian dishes like dosa, idli, paniyaram, vada etc

Preparation time : 1 hour


1. Vegetables – potato ,carrot, lady finger, drumstick, beans etc

2. Toor dal – 1/2 a Cup

3. Onion – 1 , garlic- 3 cloves, small cut ginger- 1/2 teaspoon

4. Tomato – 1

5. 1-2 tablespoon of sambar powder

6. Tamarind water – 3 tablespoon

7. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

8. Mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves


Step 1:Boil the dal in a cooker for 2 whistles.

Step 2: Then boil the veggies ( except lady finger and drumstick) with turmeric and salt.

Step 3:In a pot , heat oil, sputter mustard seeds, jeera, garlic, ginger, curry leaves.

Step 4: Add onions, tomatoes and saute . Add remaining veggies and salt. Add little water.Let it boil.

Step 5:Add the previously cooked dal+ veggies mixture.

Step 6: Add tamarind water, sambar powder. Adjust salt.

Finish it off with coriander leaves .

(I add little ketchup and a teaspoon of sugar. I like the resulting taste)


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