Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Masala Sambar

MASALA SAMBAR


Ingredients:
thuvar dal - 1 cup
tomato - 1 (chopped)
salt to taste
hing - 1/4 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

To grind:
coconut - 4 tbsp (grated)
red chillies - 15
corriander seeds - 1 tsp
pepper - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
fenugreek seeds - 3/4th tsp
onion - 1 chopped
oil - 1 tsp

To fry:
onion - 1 (chopped)
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
urad dal - 1/2 tsp 
curry leaves - 10 - 15
oil - 1 tbsp

Tamarind extract - 2 tbsp
corriander leaves - 2 tsp (chopped)







Method:
- add dal, tomato, salt, hing, turmeric powder and some water in a pressure cooker and cook till they are soft and mushy
- add 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add coconut,corriander seeds, red chillies, pepper, cumin seeds , fenugreek seeds, onion and fry till you get a lovely aroma
- allow them to cook and grind to a fine paste
- in a pan add oil and add mustard seeds when the oil is hot.
- add the urad dal and curry leaves and fry
- add the chopped onion and fry till they are golden brown
- add the ground paste and fry for 4 - 5 mins till the raw smell is gone
- now add the tamarind extract and the dal mixture
- allow them to cook 
- add the chopped corriander leaves and cook till they arre done and serve.


Source:
My friend Usha..


Note:
When my friend gave me this recipe, she asked me to add some vegetables as well. But I was happy to prepare this way as usually my DH doesnt like vegetables in Sambar. You can cook fry vegetables and pressure cook for 1 whistle , then add them to the sambar as well. Goes well with Kerala rice and papad.

1 comment:

Priti said...

Interesting recipe ...looks gud