Thursday, February 18

Sambar (South Indian Dish)

This Sambar recipe is one of the most loved dishes in South Indian cuisine. Sambar is a spicy and aromatic preparation which has for years been liked by many people in India.
Sambar is preferred by many and is taken mostly with idli, dosas and rice. Sambar is prepared using many different spices and vegetables. It accompanies most every meal. In South India, there are variations to this sambar recipe, but this is the one I use..

1cup Toor dal
1 carrot, 2 redish, 1 brinjal (Cut in to medium pieces)
1 onion, 2 green chilly (chopped)
1 tomato (chopped)
2tbs red chilly powder, 1/2tbs turmeric, 1/2tbs coriander powder
1&1/2tbs Samber powder
1/2tbs garlic paste
2tbs Tamarind juice
3tbs vegetable oil
Salt as per taste

For tempering
1/2tbs musturd seeds
few curry leafs
5 dry red chilly

Cooking Method
Pressure cooker dal for 15 minutes seprately
Boil vegetable with salt seprately
Heat up the deep frying pan, add oil, musturd, curry leafs and red chilly, when they splutter, add onion, green chilly, saute to lite brown
Add red chilly powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garlic paste and tomato, fry for 40 sec
Add boiled vegetable, dal, tamarind juice, salt, and 3cup of water
When it starts boilling add sambar powder and cook for 10minutes.


Anonymous said...

Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
I'm not a vegetarian, but I can appreciate a lot!
This recipe can definitely be reproduced here in Japan!
We do have many Indians here, we even play cricket!
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards,

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