Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SAMBHAR WITH (MIXED VEGETABLE)

INGREDIENTS:

Toor Daal  –  1 cup

Water   –  4cups
Carrot  –  1 (cut)
Green Beans  –  1/4 cup (cut)
Lauki  – 1/2 cup (cubed)
Sal t –  to taste
Tamarind  –  1-1.5 tbsp or to taste
Asafoetida –  pinch
Turmeric Powder  –  1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder  –  to taste
Sambar Powder  –  4 tsp
Tomato  –  1/2 medium (cubed)
Oil + Ghee  –  1.5 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves  –  1 sprig
Coriander Powder  –  1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves  –  for garnish

METHOD:

1. Take 1 cup of toor dal .


2.  Wash and soak the Toor Daal for 30 minutes.



3 . Drain the water and put it in the Pressure cooker.


4. Add in the Carrots, Green Beans, lauki .


5. Add  4 cups Water  and Salt.


6 . Close the cooker, cook the Daal on medium heat, 1 whistle.


7. And allow the pressure to go down.
8 . Meanwhile, soak the Tamarind in 1/2 cup hot Wate and allow it to soften.


9 . Once safe, open the Pressure Cooker.


10.  turn the heat on medium again.
11 . Add in Turmeric Powder .


12. Add a  pinch of salt , asafoetida.


13. Add 1/2 the Chilli Powder, 1/2 the Sambar Powder.


14 . Mix and add chopped tomatoes.


15.  let the Sambar keep boiling.
16 . Mash the Tamarind so the juice/paste seperates from the fiber and the seeds.
17.  starin the juice into the boiling Sambar.


18.  Add the balance of the Water (1/2 cup or amount needed) to get the Sambar to the desired consistency.


19 . Allow it boil till the raw Tamarind smell has gone and the Tomatoes should also be cooked.
20 . For the seasoning, take a small skillet on medium heat and add in the Oil+Ghee.


21 . Once hot, add in Mustard Seeds and a pinch of Asafoetida.


22 . Allow the Mustard Seeds to pop and then add jeera.


23 . Then add in Curry Leaves and turn off the stove.


24 . Add i n the Red Chillie Powder, Sambar Powder, Coriander powder.

 and a little bit of water to avoid powders burning.


25 . Add to the Sambar.


26 . Mix and allow it to boil for another 2-3 minutes.


27 . Garnish with Cilantro/Coriander Leaves and it’s ready
Enjoy your hot hot sambhar with dosa, idly or hot rice.........................................






8 comments:

  1. Wow sambar looks spicy and delicious. Love it.

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  2. Sambar looks yummmmm!!!! Love the step by step pics.

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  3. Yummy sambar love with veggies anytime..

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  4. Love the step by step process..

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  5. Nice presentation dear...hot sambar with soft idli...mmmmmmm thats divine...

    Tasty Appetite

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  6. hello viju..i like ur blog as it contains many variety dishes...lovely presentation of sambhar..

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  7. You know...my hubby can eat this every single day! I am going to make this today :)

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