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Friday, February 5, 2016

SAMBAR




Day before yesterday I was doing some laundry and suddenly felt like eating some sambar. Some of the days I decide to make certain dishes while doing chores and that was one of those days. With one thought on my mind I went straight to the kitchen and started picking out the vegetables I needed to get the cooking started. 
By now most of you know my husband is a very picky eater. For some reason he never liked samabar, but he had never tried the way I make it. This was the perfect way to get my craving satisfied and to make my husband love sambar. 
I just love good indian food

Let us go ahead and learn how to make Sambar

METHOD OF PREPARATION STEP BY STEP


1.Cut all the veggies and keep them aside. Pressure cook the dal with water and turmeric powder. For 1 cup of dal, add 2 1/2 cups of water on medium heat for 3 whistles. Then remove from heat and keep it aside till the steam goes. Mash the dal well with the back of the spatula.


2.soak tamarind in 1/2 cup of warm water for 5-10 minutes and then squeeze it well to get the extract. Keep it aside.



3.Heat a pan and add 1 tablespoon of oil and saute ladies finger in a pan for few minutes and remove from heat.

(If you add okra directly, it will be slimy)


4.Add the cut veggies into the dal, except potato and ladies finger. Add extracted tamarind that is set aside and 1 cup of water and mix everything well. Then add salt and cook the veggies until they are half cooked.



5. Add in potatoes and ladies finger into the sambar and cook for a while until the veggies are cooked well and the gravy thickens. 

Heat a little oil in the pan and  add sambar powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chilly powder and saute it for a few seconds. Be careful not to burn them. Pour this on the veggies. Mix well and cook for few minutes. 

6.Heat another pan, splutter mustard seeds, add in sliced shallots, dry red chilly and curry leaves. Pour this tempering over the sambar and mix well. Remove from heat.

SERVE WITH IDLY, DOSA OR EVEN WITH RICE
ENJOY!!!

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Author: Pretty
Cooking Style: Pot cooked
Location: Amma's Kitchen

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