Thursday, 16 August 2012


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
 Sambhar powder(optional)
 Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
 Coriander powder - 2 tsp
 Salt – As reqd
 Ghee - 1 tsp
 Tamarind water-1/4
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