I love radish sambar with shallots. Every time when my mom makes it those are finger licking moments. Now i am missing my mom's cooking. I used red radish . we can use any radish, white one or red radish.we can use this sambar with hot rice or side dish of idly, dosa or appam.
Shallots- 1/2 cups
Radish-1 cup (sliced)
Sambar Powder- 2tbsp
Salt- to taste
Fenugreek seed-1 tsp
Channa dal-1 tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Tamarind - small lemon size
Tuvar dhal- 1 cup ( cooked)
Soak the tamarind in water & squeeze it.
Heat oil in a pan , add mustard seed, fenugreek seed, channa dal & allow to temper.
Add shallots & sauté few seconds & add sliced radish .
Add tamarind water, sambar powder, salt & allow to boil.
Grind the coconut to the course paste.
Allow the tamarind broth to simmer until radish cooks well.
Add ground coconut paste & mix well.
Add cooked tuvar dhal & mix well.
Finish with cilantro & serve hot with rice and ghee.