Friday, March 29, 2019

How to make sambar with sambar powder

Hi All! welcome! Now we are going to see the sambar preparation with sambar powder. No. No. No powder prepared in large scale. Just for one or two days. Instant powder. This is only traditional method. In olden days there was no flour mill. So people used to make all powders by hand grinding only. Now-a-days the hand grinding machines are out of date.

மாவு திரிக்கும் கல்  இயந்திரம் க்கான பட முடிவு    à®¤à®¿à®°à®¿à®•à¯ˆ க்கான பட முடிவு

This is for dry grinding in those days.


திரிகை க்கான பட முடிவு à®•à®²à¯ உரல் க்கான பட முடிவு

This two are used for wet and dry grindings.

கல் உரல் க்கான பட முடிவுமர உரல், உலக்கை க்கான பட முடிவு


This first one used to grind soaked grains.  The second one used to clean and powder the grains. Now a days we are using mixie and its jars only. So we are going to prepare sambar powder in a mixie jar.

Ingredients for preparing sambar powder. For 4 persons



Fried the ingredients

2 or 3 Red chillies,
Dhania 2 tables spoons
chana dhal 2 teaspoons
Methi fenugreek seeds half teaspoon
Hing one small piece or you can use Hing powder directly.
Cooking oil for frying the ingredients.



powdered ingredients

First put the asafoetida and remove it. Place it aside. Then put red chillies and roast it. Do not burn it. It will spoil the taste of sambar. Then add dhania and fry till it comes golden brown,Then add chana dhal, and methi seeds. Turn off the stove and let the ingredients to cool. After 10 minutes make it a nice powder. Keep it aside.



Tamarind soaked in water. I took a lemon size tamarind. Drum stick for sambar

Now for sambar:  Tamarind Juice  not much thick or strong. 2 cups



This is the correct consistency of the tamarind juice extracted.

vegetables for sambar. You can put drumstick, egg plant, pearl onion, radish, white gourd, yellow gourd,  etc. Some may put cauliflower and potato also. It is upto your taste. Here I took drumstick which was available with me.

Any vegetable of your choice for sambar, mixed also will go.

salt to taste, turmeric powder one teaspoon. You can add it  while boiling Arhar dhal.



cooked arhar dhal

Arhar dhal cooked softly one cup. you can add turmeric powder and hing while cooking arhar dhal.


Arhar dhal or Thur dhal for sambar one cup I took

For tempering cooking oil,
Mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, one red chilly, one green chilly, curry leaves, finely chopped coriander leaves.




frying the vegetable. you can fry pearl onion also.



vegetable cooking in the stove


Now take a kadai or heavy bottom pan. Add one teaspoon oil and fry the drum stick. Then add some water and let it cook for 5 minutes. After that add the tamarind juice, reuired salt and boil till the smell of tamarind gone. Now add the already cooked dhal with the sambar powder prepared. Boil it for another 5 minures. Watch the consistency. It should not very thin or very thick.  Now put another kaday in the stove and add cooking oil. Add mustard seeds, and fenugreek seeds, Let it crack and add red chilly and green chilly simultaneously and add curry leaves. Pour them in the sambar and garnish with coriander leaves.

sambar boiling                                                        boiled and completely cooked and tempered sambar





Now your sambar is ready to eat with hot rice or idli or dosa or adai! Enjoy!

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