Wednesday, May 21, 2014


This is a very delicious Sambar I learnt from my neighbor.


Shallots----------------------------------------------------------100 grams
Mixed Veggies---------------------------------------------------100 to 150 Grams
Green and Red chilly---------------------------------------------- each one
Curry leaves------------------------------------------------------2 sprigs
Turmeric Powder-------------------------------------------------1/2 Tsp
Red chilly Powder------------------------------------------------ 1 Tsp
Sambar Powder-------------------------------------------------- 2 Tsp
Hing--------------------------------------------------------------1/4 Tsp
Fenugreek Seeds------------------------------------------------- 1 Tsp
Mustard Seeds---------------------------------------------------1 Tsp
Coriander leaves Chopped---------------------------------------1 or 2 Tbsp
Oil--------------------------------------------------------------- 3 Tbsp
Tamarind---------------------------------------------------------small lemon size
Toor Dhal--------------------------------------------------------1/2  cup
Salt as required

I added white pumpkin too...

Soak the tamarind in a cup of water and squeeze the pulp and keep aside.Cook the Toor dhal with a little turmeric powder and keep.cut all the veggies the way you want.Pour the oil in a heavy bottomed pan or in a kadai and heat it.Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add the Fenugreek seeds and when it is roasted add the curry leaves and both the chilly.Then add the shallots.Then add hing,Turmeric powder and saute well When it turns transparent add the vegetables and stir well. Now add red chilly powder and Sambar powder and mix well.Add the salt and  a cup of water.Close and cook till it is 3/4th done.Now add the Tamarind water and cook well.When all the vegetables are cooked well add the cooked Toor dhal and bring it to a boil.Add the chopped coriander and remove it from the flame..YUMMY Sambar is ready!

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