For vegetarian, meals is incomplete without Sambar. I learned this receipe from my friend Mrs. Vanitha. She prepared this delicious Sambar for lunch. Though there are many variations in sambar, it is different from regular ones, its very spicy and yet mouth watering. I am sure, trust me.
Chow Chow - 1 no
Thoor dhall - 1/4 cup
Small onions - 10 no
Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp
Tamarind paste - 2 tbsp
Green Chillis - 8 nos (slit in corner)
Jeera - ¼ tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Aniseed - ½ tsp
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few
Salt - for taste
- Grind the coconut & aniseed together into smooth paste and keep it aside.
- Now pressure cook thoor dhall with jeera & turmeric powder and keep it aside.
- Heat a tsp of oil in a pan, crackle mustard seeds and then add the chow chow, drumstick (can add any veggies you want) and small onions, g.chillies slit and saute for a while.
- Now add cooked thoor dhall to veggie and cover the lid until the veggie cook in low flame.
- After few minutes add tamarind pulp, asafoetida, salt.
- If it’s too thick, you can add some water to thin.
When the sambar start boiling, add the coconut and aniseed ground paste immediately & boil for few minutes. switch off the stove.
- Now last but not least, let me tell you my little tip to make any sambar to be more flavoured, i.e., add a tsp of ghee, fresh curry leaves & coriander leaves to the hot sambar.
And there you are.... Aroma rich Sambar is ready to serve with rice & potato fry :) Enjoy eating. :)