Friday, May 7, 2010

Arachi Vitta Sambar


HI all,

As usual another recipe.. a copy cat version. Took this recipe from Shama's website. I had been longing for this recipe for long.. Thanks for this recipe Shama.

I have not followed the measurements as mentioned in the original recipe. I added my own measurements. Yet the recipe was too good.

Here is the recipe:

toor dal - 1 cup
red chillies - 2
small onions - 1 cup (cut into halves)
tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
tamarind - size of a lemon
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
methi seeds - 1/2 tsp
garlic - 10 - 12
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
corrinader powder - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - a handful
corriander leaves - 4 - 5 tsp (chopped)
oil - to temper

To make a powder (dry roast and grind):
coconut (grated) - 2 tsp
red chillies - 4
channa dal - 1 tsp
rice - 1 tsp
til seeds - 1 tsp
corriander seeds - 1 tsp
jeera seeds - 1/2 tsp
pepper - 1/2 tsp

- dry roast the powder ingredients and grind to a fine powder
- in a pressure pan add toor dal, tomatoes, garlic and cook till they are mushy and smashed
- in a pan add oil
- add the mustard seeds, jeera, methi seeds,and curry leaves
- fry well
- add the red chillies and then add the cooked dal mixture
- add salt, hing, turmeric powder, corriander powder and the ground powder
- mix well
- add the tamarind juice extract and bring it to a boil
- garnish with the corriander leaves and serve


1 comment:

Shama Nagarajan said...

thanks for trying my recipe.....looks yummy