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Sambar

Sambar
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South Indian Sambar, staple recipe of all south indian house, preparing a sambar with full flavoured, textured, tasty sambar is really a challenging job.. but this is not a rocket science secret to make a perfect tasty sambar..
Piping hot sambar are always the best idli or dosa.. few days back when we share some recipes with my North Indian friends, i found there is a huge difference between the south way, this is a basic recipe for beginners, already i shared few sambar recipes in this page, this one is quite different in method.. After finishing a small milestone in blogging, this i found as a second series, Here is my 101st continuous post..
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Sambar

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Curry
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook time: 45 mins | Serves: 2

Ingredients

Thoor Dhal 1/2 cup
Garlic 4-5 pods
Pearl onion a handfull
Tomato 2 medium sized
Drumstick 1 nos
Brinjal 2 nos
Potato 1 medium
Carrot 1 nos
Beans 3-4 pcs
Green chilli 2 nos
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder 1 tsp
Hing 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Water 1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves a handfull or 3-4 springs

 

Ingredients to temper

Oil 3-4 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Methi seeds 1/2 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp
Red chilli 3-4 nos
Curry Leaves 2 spring

 

 

Method

Wash and clean the vegetables, Chop the vegetable to even size 
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Add enough water till they immerse, add some slitted green chillies.. 
 
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In the mean time pressure cook the thoor dhal with pearl onion, Garlic and Tomatoes.. release the pressure and mash everything.. 
 
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Cook the Vegetable till they turn soft.. 
 
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Once they done, add some tamarind water, Sambar powder, turmeric powder, Hing to the vegetables.. 
 
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Allow this to cook for 5- 8 mins.. cook till the masala smell goes off, add in the cooked dhal.. 
 
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Again bring this to boil for 10 mins in medium flame. 
 
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Heat a pan with oil, Temper with Mustard, Methi seeds, Curry leaves, Red chilli powder, hing.. 
 
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Add the tempering to the sambar.. 
 
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Followed by a handful of cleaned chopped coriander leaves. 
 
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Notes

    • You can add vegetable any of your choice..
    • i used homemade sambar powder, you use any of your choice, also you can adjust the spice level in sambar powder.. 
    • Only then the vegetables get cooked well add in the Tamarind water.. once you add tamarind water, vegetable took more time to cook..
    • Can add few crushed garlic in tempering part.. 



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