Everybody likes Sambar made in Tamil brahmin marriages which is made with freshly roasted and ground spices and mixed vegetables. The vegetables like drumstick,brinjal, yellow pumpkin are added and they give a special flavour to sambhar. It is a lip-smacking item of Tamilnadu Cuisine made in different ways on different occasions. But Sambhar is inseparable from our menu…
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Yield / Serves
Drumstick, Yellow Pumpkin and Brinjal pieces
Tamarind Juice 2 cups taken from a small lemon size tamarind
Pressure cooked to soft Thur dhal 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 3 tea spoons
Mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and red chillies 2 and 1 Green chilli for seasoning
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves for garnishing
Heat a pan with 2 teaspoons of oil. Fry 2 tb spoons of dhania, 1 tb spoon of bengal gram(Chana dal), 1 tea spoon of Urad dal (Black gram) , 6 red chillies and 1/4 tea spoon of fenugreek to golden brown.
Finally add 2 teaspoons of grated coconut and give few stirs, transfer to a plate. After some time grind it to powder and keep aside.
Boil the veggies in tamarind juice with turmeric powder and salt. Add some water if necessary. When the veggies are boiled add the boiled Tur dhal and allow it boil for 2 minutes.
The add the sambhar powder and mix well. Garnish with curry leaves and Coriander leaves. Saute it with Mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chillies, green chillies and some hing.
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