Sunday, July 26, 2015

VEG RECIPES - QUICK SOUTH INDIAN SAMBAR RECIPE

Sambar / sambhar is the South Indian dish which needs no introduction.  It is a lentil based vegetable stew or chowder,  based on a broth made with tamarind. It is popular in South India and Sri lankan tamil cuisines.  The most versatile easy recipes among South Indian dishes. Each family uses the ingredients in sambar in various proportions . This traditional kuzhambu has an important place in Indian Vegetarian recipes / Indian breakfast recipes.  Here am gonna share a simple quick yet flavorful sambhar recipe .Some uses home made sambar masala powder and some store bought. You can check my Sambar recipe using home made sambhar masala. So lets have a look on the preparation of this instant quick sambar recipe.




INGREDIENTS


Cut all vegetables into small square pieces.

Carrot                        - 2 nos cubed
Potato                         -1 cubed
Bottle guard               - half a cup, cubed
Ash guard                  - half a cup, cubed
Drumstick                  -2 , cut length wise
French Beans            - 6, cut length wise
Lady's finger              - 6, cut length wise
Tomato                      -1 
(u can add more or less variety of vegetables as per your taste )
Moong dal                 -4 tbsp
Sambar powder        -3 tbsp or more (can use any brand)
Tamarind                  - a lemon sized, soaked in water
Oil 


TO TEMPER     

Mustard seeds          - half tsp
Dried red chilies      - 2 nos      
Oil 
Curry leaves


PREPARATION











  • Wash and cut the vegetables.
  • In a pressure cooker, add moong dal and all vegetables except lady's finger, beans and tomato.
  • Add enough water to cover the vegetables.
  • Close the lid and let it cook. Switch off the flame before the first whistle come. Never let to cook more as the veggies will become mushy.
  • When done, let it stay for 2 minutes and then open the lid of the cooker by releasing the air. 
  • Again switch  on the flame and add the remaining vegetables along with tamarind puree ( gently press the soaked tamarind with hands and  squeeze the liquid discarding its seed), sambar powder and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Cook for few minutes or until the lady's finger (okra) is done over a medium flame.
  • Finally splutter mustard seeds and fry red chilies, curry leaves in hot oil and pour it over the sambar.
  • Serve hot along with steamed rice , dosa or idli.



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