Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fresh Sambar

FRESH  Sambar


Tuvar Dal 1 cup boiled
Mix Vegitables 1 cup
( Onions cut in slices, potato cut in lengthwise, brinjal cut lenghtwise, Green beans, , okra etc)
Tamarind paste 2 tbsp.
for Sambar Powder
Coriander seeds  3tsp.
Chana dal – 1 tsp.
Dry red chillies – 5  -6
Methi dana – 3-4
Asafoetida – A  pinch
Fresh grated coconut –
for Tampering
A tsp. of mustard oil
A tsp. of mustard seeds
10-12 curry leaves
2-3 dry red chillies
1-2 green chilli


Heat a tadka pan with 1 tsp oil.  When just hot, roast the dal till pink. Roast all the other ingredients separately except coconut .Cool them.
Mix the roasted ingredients with fresh coconut well and grind with very little water to form an almost smooth paste.
set aside.
Saute the vegetables slightly in a 1 tsp  oil . Add Tamarind paste. Cook the vegetables in the tamarind extract alongwith a little salt and turmeric powder and little water till just cooked through.
Tranfer to another deep  pan. Add the cooked tuvar dal and ground spice paste. Add water to bring to the consistency of soup.
Bring to a boil. Remove. Heat a seasoning pan with 1/2 tsp oil. Splutter mustard seeds followed by rest of the seasonings.
Pour and Simmer Sambar for 5 mins.

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