Monday, 16 January 2012

SAMBAR


Araithuvitta sambar ingredients:

1.  Toor dal – ½ cup 
2.  Tamarind – lemon size 
3.  Onions – 1 sliced 
4.  Tomato – 1 chopped 
5.  Vegetables – as you wish 
6.  Mustard seeds – 1 tsp 
7.  Urad dal – 1 tsp 
8.  Curry leaves – 10 
9.  Cumin seeds – ½ tsp 
10. Fenugreek – ¼ tsp 
11. Oil – 4 tbsp 

Paste ingredients:

1. Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
2. Channa dal – 2tsp
3. Red chillies – 4
4. Coconut – 2 tsp

Preparation:

Clean and wash the toor dal. 

Pressure cook for 3 whistles.

Soak the tamarind in water for 30 mins and squeeze the juice.

Now take a pan and heat with 2 tsp of oil.

Add coriander seeds, red chillies and channa dal.

Fry for few mins.

Now make a paste with coconut and fired dals.

Now add the remaining oil in the same pan and heat.

Add mustard seeds and urad dal.

When they start to crackle add cumin seeds and fenugreek. 

Then add onions, tomato, vegetables and curry leaves.

Sauté for few mins.

Now add the tamarind juice and salt.

Allow it to boil.

Then add the cooked toor dal and ground coconut paste. 

Stir well and cook for 5 mins. 

Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice, papad and potato roast.