Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Sambar

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Ingredients:
All vegetables finely diced
Carrot - 1 no.
French Beans - 5 -6 nos.
Potato - 1 no.
Turnip -  1 no. small
Cluster beans / gorikai - 5- 6 nos.
Onion - 2 nos.
Curry leaves - 3 -4 nos.
Coriander leaves - 2 -3 strands

Toor Dal - 1 cup
Turmeric - 1/4 tspn

To girnd:
Fresh coconut - 1-2 tspn
Sambar Powder - 2 tbl spn
Tomato - 1 no.
Tamarind pulp - 1/4 cup

For tempering
Mustard seeds : 1 tspn
Red chillies - 3-4 nos
Hing - a pinch
Oil - 2 tspn
Salt to taste
Grated Jaggery - 3 - 4 tspn (Optional)
Ghee - 2 tspn.

Method:
1) Pressure cook Toor dal with turmeric powder and 2 drops of oil and keep aside.
2) In a heavy bottom vessel, add oil, and once hot, add mustard seeds, and red chillies, and hing. Once they splutter, add all the chopped vegetables one by one, and fry them for about 3 min. (Also include onions, curry leaves, and coriander leaves)
3) Add sufficient water and cook the vegetables till (Al dente) soft.
4) Parallelly, grind all the ingredients under the list  "to grind" and keep aside.
5) Now, add the ground mixture and cook for 3 more min.
6) Once done, add the cooked toor dal and mix well.
7) Now add salt and Jaggery, and check for seasoning.
8) Check for consistency, if required add some more water (Preferably hot water)
9) Finally, temper it with 2 tspn of ghee and serve with rice or chapati.

Cheers!
Madhavi

1 comment:

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Nice blog. Keep it up. Good to know you started a blog.