Wednesday, July 24, 2013

South Indian Sambar

An Authentic South Indian Sambar Recipe

Sambar is a spicy lentil soup with variety of vegetables. Sambar accompanies many South Indian meals, like dosa, idli, rice. The preferred dish in South India cuisine consisting of dal and vegetables such as, brinjal, drum-stick, bitter gourd (pavakkai), ladies finger etc. Most of Indians have one or the other kind of favorite sambar which we like to go back again and again. I have an undying love for any type of sambar. Check out the authentic and easy sambar recipe

Note Down The Ingredients For Sambar Masala
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  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Of Chana Dal
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Urad Dal
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Asafetida
  • 2 To 4 Red Chillies
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Fenugreek Seeds
  • Vegetables To Be Added – Drumstick, Brinjal, Bean, Carrot, Beans And Potato. Cook It And Keep It Aside

Ingredients For Gravy

  • 1 Cup Toor Dal
  • 1 Small Size Tamarind
  • 2 Onions (Chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes (Chopped)
  • 3 – 4 Curry Leaves
  • Salt To Taste
  • 3 - 4 Cups Of Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Asafotidav
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar Or Jaggery

Method To Cook
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  1. Roast the masala ingredients and then grind it into a fine powder. Also soak the tamarind in water till soft and then grind it into a pulp. Cook the vegetables in water.
  2. Cook the toor dal in a vessel till soft. Keep it aside.
  3. Add oil in a pan and add the cumin and mustard seeds.
  4. After a few seconds, put in the asafetida, curry leaves, turmeric powder and chopped onions.
  5. Add the other vegetables.
  6. Add water to this and let it cook for a few minutes.
  7. Add the sambar powder and let it cook.
  8. Put in the tomatoes.
  9. Now grind the cooked toor dal and pour it over the gravy.
  10. Bring all the ingredients to a boil and add the tamarind pulp.
  11. Add the jaggery/sugar.
  12. Water can be added if the gravy is too thick.
  13. Lastly put in the coriander leaves.
Authentic South Indian Sambar is ready to be served.Serve it hot with Idli, Dosa or plain steamed rice. Enjoy!

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