05 Oct

  This recipe is simple and easy sambar recipe using fresh ground sambar powder, a aromatic samber powder which is prepared in a jiff, always use freshly ground sambar powder while preparing sambar and see the difference…
  Here I am using only potatoes, onions, tomatoes and Toor dal with freshly ground sambar powder
  If you desire you can add any vegetables of your choice like drumsticks, brinjal…
   This sambar tastes good with idlis, dosas and even with rice…


•1/2 cup toor dal (heaped)
•2 potato(medium sized)
•2 onions chopped
•2 green chillies slit
•1 tomato chopped
•Tamrind a small marble size
•1/4 tsp turmeric
•1tsp jaggery powdered
•1tsp asafoetida/hing
•1springs curry leaves
•2 tblsp coriander leaves chopped
•1tsp Ghee

For making sambar powder
(Roast this all together dry till golden)

•1 tblsp full of channa dal
•1 tblsp coriander seeds
•5/6 Red chillies
•1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
•1/2 tsp cumin seeds

For Tempering

•1tsp Mustard
•1tsp Jeera
•1spring curry leaves
•2 tsp oil


▪Pressure cook toor dal for 3-4 whistles, with 2 cups water, 2 pinches of turmeric,chopped potatoes,2 pinches of asafoetida and few drops of oil.
▪Seperate potatoes from dal
Mash the dal smoothly,set aside.
▪Mean while, roast the ingredients mentioned under sambar powder. You can roast everything together, fry till golden colour(see that nothing burns while roasting otherwise your sambar taste will change) Cool down and powder into a slightly coarse powder.
▪In a kadai, heat oil and temper with the items given under tempering, add 1/2tsp asafoetida and give a quick stir.
▪Add onions and fry till transparent.
▪Add tomatoes, green chillies and fry for 2 minutes.
▪Extract tamrind juice from the tamrind(soak in warm water for 10 –20 mins for easy extract). Dilute it and make it 3 cups of it and add start heating in a vessel.
▪Add the fried onion, tomato to it.
▪Now add few torn curry leaves, few coriander leaves, salt, turmeric,remaining hing and bring to boil.
▪Now add the potatoes.
▪Boil for 2 minutes and add the sambar powder (mix well so that no lumps are formed)
▪Now add dal, boil well (if samber is thick you can add 1 cup of water to get desired consistency).
▪So once it starts boiling, add the powdered jaggery and mix well.
▪garnish with coriander leaves and ghee.
▪Switch off the flame and enjoy…

For Idli recipe click here



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Posted by on October 5, 2015 in BREAKFAST RECIPES, RASAMS AND SOUPS


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