Sambhar vada: yellow lentil soup with spiced doughnuts

from bbcfood

Ingredients

  • 200g 7oz yellow lentils
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chilli
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 fresh curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp sambhar powder (available from Asian grocers)
  • 4–5 tbsp tamarind
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander
  • 200g 7oz black gram (urid or urad) lentils, soaked in water for 1 hour
  • 1 tbsp rice
  • 1 onion
  • 1 green chilli
  • pinch bicarbonate of soda
  • 450ml 16fl oz sunflower oil

1 serving (100 grams)

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