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Monday, 13 April 2015

Saravana Bhavan Sambar

This yummy sambar recipe belongs to my FB friend Sushma Mallya!! Thanku Sushma for the wonderful recipe !!
2 cups veggies like brinjal,carrot,beans (use any of your choice)
1 cup toor dal
1/4 tsp turmeric / haldi pdr
2 onions cut into cubes
1 tomato chopped
2 tblsp tamarind paste
2 tblsp chopped coriander leaves
Oil 3-4 tsp
Salt to taste

For the masala paste:
2 tblsp roasted gram/dariya dal/fried gram/hurigadale
1 roughly chopped tomato
2 tblsp grated fresh coconut
3 tblsp sambar pdr 
1/4 tsp asafoetida/hing

For the tempering:
3-4 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
2 red chillies broken
1/2 tsp cumin /jeera
2 tblsp onion cubes or 6-8 sambar onions
Curry leaves
Chopped coriander leaves

  • Wash dal and cook in cooker with haldi and 2 cups water  till soft
  • Parboil the veggies and keep aside
  • Grind the ingredients mentioned for masala into a fine paste
  • Add veggies,onion ,tomato chopped to the dal and put tamarind paste,salt
  • Bring it to boil till the onion and tomatoes are cooked
  • add the masala  and water to adjust the consistency and boil it again for 5-10 mins
  • Temper with the ingredients and garnish with the chopped coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with rice, idli or idiyappam .....tastes heavenly !!!!    

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