Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sambar -1 (my favourite version)


Toor dal (yellow lentils) -1/4 cup
Onion -1
Potato -1
Carrot -1
Tomato -1
Drumstick -1
Okra (Ladies finger) -5 -7
Green chillies -2
Garlic -3 pods
Tamarind -a small piece
Turmeric powder
For sambar masala
Grated coconut - 3tbs
Toor dal - 1tbs
Raw rice -1 tbs
Urad dal -1tbs
Chana dal -1 tbs
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 2-3 sprigs
Asafoetida powder -less than 1/4 tsp
Whole Red chilly -4
Coriander powder - 2 1/2 tbs
Pepper corns -3
Soak tamarind in little water and keep it aside.
In a pan take some oil and roast grated coconut till light brown in colour,add rest of the ingredients and roast again until it becomes dark in colour.Grind it to smooth paste by adding litle water.
Cook toor dal in a pressure cooker . Add all the chopped vegetables except drumsticks and okra (ladies finger) along with green chillies,turmeric powder and crushed garlic .Add salt.After 5-8 minutes add drumsticks and cook again for 2-3 minutes.Finally add okra and add the tamarind water .When Okra is almost cooked add the sambar masala and cook again for few minutes.
Add some coriander leaves.
Take oil in a pan and sputter mustard seeds and add whole red chillies and curry leaves. Add this to sambar.


Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! adipoli..Looks so yummy and tempting dear...oru 3 idli koodi kittiyal breakfast ugran ayii

Sushma Mallya said...

My favourite sambar too...will try ur version when i do idli next time..looks delicious,

malarvizhi said...

wow , nice sambar. my fav. also.

Rachana Kothari said...

Sambar looks really yumm...just need some idli's with it:)

Nithu Bala said...

Looks so yummy :-) nice click dear..

Devi Meyyappan said...

Yummy sambar!!... beautiful click!... looks so invinting!!..

Gulmohar said...

Perfect color and so tempting.....yummmm

AdukalaVishesham said...

Yummy sambhar..All we need is hot dosas/idlis..

Malar Gandhi said...

Lovly sambar recipe:)

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Sowmya said...

sambar looks perfect....delicious...lovely click...i like your version ...will try it soon....tempting!

Padhu said...

Sambar looks superb!

Dolly said...

OMG Vineetha..This is my favorite sambar too..Ur sambar looks inviting and irresistible. Its been so long that I have added drumsticks to my sambar.I love this sambar with idlis/dosas and even plain rice.

priya said...

sambhar looks so yummy and spicy, dear....idly and this sambhar will b so perfect for me..yummy..making me so hungry!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Yummy all i need is paper dosa with it :-)
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SriLekha said...

wow! that's looking yummy!

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Akal's Saappadu said...

sambhar looks perfect and delicious with the homemade freshly grounnd sambhar powder and rich in vegetables!!!

Mallugirl said...

sambhar looks so thick and luscious!

s said...

Oh wow I like this type of sambar. that looks so yummy. perfect with some crisp Dosa.

Swapna Sree said...

sambar looks yummy,,my fav too...

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Siddhi S said...

hi vineeta...this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv a lovely blog with awesome recipes...this sambhar luks yummy...very nice recipe, thnx for sharing sambar masala recipe too, i needed it, vl try it sun now...Hey i am following u so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit them n comment.

Malar said...

wow..tempting sambar dear

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Sambhar looks A1, very tempting!!!

Jagruti said...

Lovely, tempting and delicious sambar...nice click..

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Thanks for dropping by and leaving a sweet comment, you have a great space too, will visit often to explore your interesting recipes, added you in my bloglist.

Love your version of sambar...yummy and nice pic....