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This is not my recipe 🙂 its my husband’s. I have heard from his friends that he cooks really well. But after marriage he would never get into kitchen 😛 In what ever condition I am, he wouldn’t bother to help. If I complain about it he would say that he has to get that mood to cook, otherwise he wouldn’t 🙂 . Not sure how he got the mood to cook on Sunday. He said its been long time since I cooked , so I am going to prepare lunch today. I was shocked and said don’t joke, I will start preparing. He said I am serious and he didn’t let me in the kitchen. If I go in , he would send me out and said you are not supposed to watch what I am doing 😛

He had prepared sambar and egg scramble. Everything was perfect 😀 and loved his cooking 🙂 I know he will not do it often ,so I have to cherish this. Here is his recipe 🙂


Radish/Mulangi : 1 large cut in to round pieces

Onion : 1 large

Tomato : 1 large

Green chili : 5

Garlic : 5 pods

Toor Dal/ Yellow Lentil : 1 cup

Ginger : 1 small piece

Tamarind pulp : 1 tablespoon

Turmeric Powder : generous pinch

Sambar Powder /Curry Powder: 1 tablespoon

Water : 5 cups

Salt : 1 teaspoon

To temper:

oil : 1 teaspoon

Mustard Seeds : 1 teaspoon

Urad dal : 1 teaspoon

Channa dal : 1 teaspoon

Red Chilies : 3 to 4

Curry Leaves: Few

Asafoetida/Hing : generous pinch

Cilantro : to garnish


In a pressure cooker, boil the lentil/toor dal with turmeric powder in 2 cups water and cook it for 6 whistles.

In a large pan add radish, onion, tomato, green chili, garlic, ginger with 3 cups of water and boil. Add turmeric powder to this. Boil for 10 mins. Then add sambar powder and cooked dal to this and cook for 15 mins. Next add the tamarind pulp and salt to this and heat for 5 more minutes.

In a separate pan, heat oil and add items in to temper. Add this to the sambar and stop from cooking. Add the cilantro leaves and garnish.

Serve with hot rice 🙂 Yum I enjoyed it 😀

Radish Sambar