Microwave Sambar Chef: Cook Time: 30 Minutes A quintessential south Indian recipe made at home in a microwave. Ingredients 1 cup arhar dal-picked and washed well 2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp sugar 2-3 Tbsp sambar masala 6-8 small whole onions-peeled 2 tsp mustard seeds 10-15 curry leaves 2-3 whole red chillies 1 Tbsp oil 1 tsp tamarind pulp coriander for garnish Method Soak the arhar ki dal in 2 cups of boiling water for 1/2 an hour. Add salt and onions and cook covered at HI for 5 minutes. Stir and cook again at 70% for 10 minutes. Mash the dal to a pulp or blend in a blender. Mix in the sugar and the sambhar masala. In another dish, mix together the mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and the oil. Cook covered at HI for 3 minutes. Add the dal mixture to this along with 2 cups of boiling water and cook covered at 70% stirring once. Mix in the tamarind and cook covered at 30% for 5 minutes. Serve garnished with coriander leaves, accompanied with idlis or plain boiled rice.