Sambar Recipe

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Sambar recipe

 Ingredients used

 Dal (Tuvar dal, also known as Red gram) – 1 cup

Green chillies – 2

Tamarind – about 1 inch long (soak tamarind in warm water, squeeze and take the extract)

Salt to taste.

 Ingredients – Vegetables

Peeled Shallots – 15 nos.

Arvi (Colocasia)- 8 peeled pieces 

Drumstick- 1 (Cut it, maintaining about 2 inches length)

Brinjal – 2 (cut it into 1 inch pieces)

Yellow Pumpkin – 8 pieces

Ladies Finger – 3 to 4 nos. 

The ingredients above are used to prepare authentic Kerala Style sambar. As a variation you could use french beans, carrots, tomatoes, capsicum etc.

Ingredients – Powders

Red Chilli powder – 2 to 3 teaspoon

Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon

Sambar Powder

asafoetida – 1/4 tsp (add as per taste as asafoetida is already available in Sambar powder)

 For tempering

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Fenugreek – 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilies (dry)-2 to 3

Curry leaves- 7 t 8 leaves (or one small branch as it is)

Oil-2 to 3 tablespoon.

 Method of preparation

Pressure cook  toor daal with turmeric powder .Mash well and keep aside. Cook the vegetables with salt and little turmeric powder.Once they are half cooked, add tamarind extract and cook till done. Add redchilly powder, sambar powder, asafoetida, and boil for 3-4 minutes.Add the cooked daal and bring to boil.Add curry leaves and finely chopped coriander leaves. 

 Heat oil in a frying pan and add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds and allow them to splutter. Now add red chilies, curry leaves and fry it for about a minute in low flame. Add this entire content to Sambar. 

 Awesome tasty Sambar is ready to be served along with rice, idlis, dosas or vadas.

Sambar is a South Indian dish and widely made in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh regions of India. Sambar is a very popular dish and relished by people all across India.

Sambar is a must have Onam recipe. It goes well along with steaming, hot rice and ghee. Sambar goes well with Idli, Dosa and south Indian vadas too.

 

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