Sunday, June 30, 2013

An easymade sambar

Here is a sambar recipe. You can prepare it suddenly and surprise your guests or the stubborn in-laws, who ask sambar, for idlis and dosas. You may be prepared two or three types of chutnies.  But it will not satisfy them.  They want to eat with sambar only.  what to do? Just try it.


Tamarind small lemon size
dhania seeds two teaspoon
turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
tomato 4
onion big one
drumstick pieces 2 or 3
Brinjal one
carrot small one
bell pepper one small
coriander leaves two tea spoon
sambar powder 4 to 5 teaspoon
salt to taste
Besan one table spoon
required water

For tempering

cooking oil one table spoon
mustard seeds
green chillies 2,
Red chillies 2
curry leaves one tea spoon

First cut the vegetables into pieces. Cut the onion into big pieces.

Clean the tamarind and add one tomoto, one table spoon chopped onion,dhania seeds, and one teaspoon sambar powder. Grind them in a mixie jar.  Grind into a fine paste. Add two to three cups water and keep it aside.

Now put a thick bottomed pan in the stove and pour the whole one table spoon oil into the vessel. Add mustard seeds, methi seeds, green chillies, red chillies and curry leaves.  Add asafoetida and add the already cut vegetables and fry for 2 minutes. Add the remaining sambar powder and turmeric powder.  Now add the already grinded and mixed masala. Add some more water. Add salt to taste. It will boil in a few minutes. Let it boil for 10 minutes and take the basen and add some water to make a medium batter. Add the batter into the boiling sambar. If the gravy is very thick add some more water. After 2 or 3 minutes remove it from the fire and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with hot idlies and dosas. A delicious easymade sambar will make your guests very happy. 

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