Ingredients for Sambar
Red gram(Thuvaraparippu) – As reqd
Pearl/Red onions(Kunjulli) – 150 gm
Drumstick – 2 nos
Carrots – 3 nos
Potatoes – 2 nos
Raw Plantains – 1 no
Tomatoes – 2 nos
Lady’s finger(Vendakkai) – 4-5 nos
Fenugreek seeds(Uluva) – A pinch
Black gram(Uzhunnuparippu) – A pinch
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – A pinch
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Salt – As reqd
Ghee - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves- 2 stems
Preparation Method of Sambar
1)Cook the red gram in a pressure cooker along with ¼ tsp turmeric powder, a pinch of salt, ghee and the reqd qty of water.
2)Heat a pan and splutter mustard seeds, fenugreek, black gram and jeera.
3)Add onions and sauté for a while till they become very light golden in colour.
4)Add coriander powder, chilly powder and turmeric powder along with a tsp of sambhar powder which is optional.
5)Saute` till the raw smell goes.
6)Add the vegetables along with some water. Stir well.
7)Add the tamarind water which is again optional.
8)Close the pan and cook the vegetables.
9)Add salt as required.
10)Once the vegetables are cooked, add the cooked red gram or dal and mix well.
11)Add little water and bring to a boil or till the required consistency is reached.
12)Finally, add coriander leaves and close the vessel so as not to lose the flavour of Sambar.
Tasty thani nadan sambar readyyy........
serve with dosa,edali