Orange Peel Kuzhambu

This recipe was contributed by P.V. Narayanamoorthy

Ingredients

  • peels of 3 oranges
  • 1 lemon sized ball of tamarind
  • salt to taste 
  • 1.5 tsp chana dal
  • 2 tbsp sambar powder
  • 1.5 tsp tur dal
  • 1.5 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • a pinch of hing
  • 2 tsp date paste
  • 1 dried red chili

Method
Chop the orange peel into small pieces. Extract tamarind juice and keep aside
In a kadai, roast mustard seeds till it splutters. Add hing, broken chili, fenugreek seeds and dals. When dals turn golden brown, add chopped orange peels and roast well. Add tamarind extract, salt and sambar powder.Add water if necessary. Boil for about 10 minutes till the raw tamarind smell is gone. Add date paste, let it boil for 2 minutes more. Remove from flame. Serve with red, brown, black or millet rice. 
Also try with Indian breads. Enjoy this very healthy dish.

Serves 4-5