Feb 1, 2008

Sambar

This is a simple sambar for normal days. In case of occasion or function, we make araichuvittu sambar. But this one is a simple one. The main ingredients are as follow..
Ingredients:-
  1. Toor Dal - 1 cup
  2. Tamarind Paste - 1 1/2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Sambar powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  5. Salt to taste.
  6. Vegetables - Carrot, Brinjal, Tomato (wash and cut the vegetables evenly)
  7. Besan flour - 1 tsp
  8. Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp
For seasoning:
  1. oil - 2 tsp
  2. Mustrd seeds - 1 tsp
  3. fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. curry leaves - 10-15 leaves
First pressure cook the Toor dal with a pinch of Turmeric powder in it. Keep it aside. Take a pan, mix the tamarind paste with a cup of water, add turmeric powder + sambar powder + salt + vegetables and let it boil for 7 to 8 mts till the vegetables become tender. Now add the toor dal and again let it boil for another 3 mts. Now mix the besan flour with 4 or 5 tbsp water and pour it in the sambar and sprinkle the coconut on top of it and let it cook for 3 mts. Take a small seasoning pan, preheat oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add fenugreek seeds, curry leaves and Asafoetida and pour it in the sambar.
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