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Monday, April 13, 2009

Sambar (using sambar powder)

Recipe for sambar - quick and easy way to make sambar using eastern sambar powder

Chopped vegetables (as your wish) - Drum sticks, potatoes, lady’s finger and tomatoes.
Dal – 1 small glass
Tamarind water – ¼ cup
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Asafoetida (Kayam) – 1 tsp
chili powder – 1 tsp
Easter sambar powder – 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

For seasoning

Oil as required
Mustard seeds – a few
Curry leaves – a few
Red chilies – 3
Fenugreek – 1/4 tsp

Cook dal in some water.
Pour some more water and add vegetables, turmeric powder, Asafoetida, chili powder, eastern sambar powder and salt. Mix well.
Once the vegetables are cooked add tamarind water. Allow it to boil.
Stir well. Let it boil until sambar becomes a little thick. Switch off the flame.
Now prepare seasoning in the pan and add it to sambar.
Garnish with curry/coriander leaves. Sever hot with rice.

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