Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The Quick and Easy Sambar


 THE  QUICK  AND  EASY  SAMBAR

 I guess even South Indians cannot beat my love for South Indian food.Especially the aroma of freshly cooked sambar ,I feel, can tickle any taste bud.
    I am sharing today a quick and easy method of preparing this delicious and nutricious item .THEre can be many ways of cooking this but this method allows me get my sambar ready by the time i make the dosas or the idlis.Follow the method as per the instructions to get this mouthwatering, flavoursome preparation ready in minutes

 


 Preparation Time-10 minutes
  Cooking time-15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

Tuvar dal (arhar dal) -1 cup


Optional Vegetables-(all cut in cubes)(You can choose the vegetables as per your choice,handful of each)
               brinjal
               Drumstick
              Ladysfinger
               Radish
               Beans
               Carrots
              Pumpkin
Essential veggies-Shallots (half cup)
                           Curry leaves(few sprigs)
                         Tomato(One cut into small pieces)
                           Garlic(peeled and crushed)
                            Coriander leaves(One teaspoon chopped)

SPICES_
  Mustard seeds
Tumeric powder
2 red chillies broken in pieces
Asafoetida(hing)-1 pinch
Sambar powder(1 tablespoon)
 Tamarind and jaggery(gur)paste-1 teaspoon(This is prepared by microwaving 2 inches of tamarind in little water  and dipping one small piece of Jaggery in it while still hot)

SALT as per taste

METHOD--1 Chop the veggies
                     2-Pressure cook the tuvar dal till one whistle with salt and tumeric
                     3-Pour little 2 tablespoon refined oil in the pan and let it heat
                     4-Add the red chilies and the mustard seeds
                     5-Once they splutter and the chilies start to change color add in the shallots ,curry leaves and garlic
                    6-Stir well with salt ,tumeric and asafoetida
                      7- Stir well with salt ,tumeric and asafoetida
                      8-  Add the veggies
                       9-  Then the sambhar powder
                     10- Now add the tomatoes
                     11- Lastly the coriander leaves
                     12- Saute in low flame till another 3 minutes
                    13- Add it to the cooked tuvar dal in the pressure cooker
                    14- Close lid and cook till one whistle,open lid only when the steam drops and it opens on its own


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PRESSURE COOK THE TUVAR DAL TILL ONE WHSTLE WITH SALT AND TUMERIC













STEPWISE PICTORIAL





Pour little 2 tablespoon refined oil in the pan and let it heat


 Add the red chilies and the mustard seeds


Once they splutter and the chilies start to change color add in the shallots ,curry leaves and garlic



Stir well with salt ,tumeric and asafoetida

Stir well till the shallots turn transparent

 Add the veggies
 Then the sambhar powder
 Now add the tomatoes
 NOw the tamarind and jaggery paste
 Lastly the coriander leaves


 Saute in low flame till another 3 minutes



Add it to the cooked tuvar dal in the pressure cooker








Close lid and cook till one whistle,open lid only when the steam drops and it opens on its own  .


 Enjoy with hot steamed rice

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