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Monday, April 12, 2010

Vishu Sadya ..The King of them all ..Sambar


500gms Mixed vegetables. Like Brinjal,
Ladies finger, Pumpkin, Carrot,Capsicum,Drumstick
Potato,Tomato, Onions
Cut into medium size pieces.

You can fry the first
2 Vegetables lightly in oil.
1tsp tumeric powder
Salt to taste

100gms Yellow lentil( toor dal, toora parippu) Cooked
With 1 tsp of Turmeric & salt.Mashed well.
For the ground Masala
50gms Coconut,6 Kashmiri chillies, 1tbs of Coriander seeds,1tsp of Hing (Asafoetida).A few curry leaf sprigs.And a small piece of onions. Fry all the ingredients to a nice brown colour, let it cool then grind it too a fine paste.
One small ball of Tamrind soaked in warm water and squeeze the water without the pulp.
For the Garnish:
1 tbs Coconut oil,1 tsp Mustard Seeds,1\2tsp Fenugreek Seeds, few curry leaves,and a very samll piece of onion.
Cook the vegetables with salt and turmeric powder.Add the slightly fried vegetables to this. Now add the Tamarind extract and let it simmer for some time. Add the cooked dal and simmer for 5 minutes.Add the ground Masala cover and simmer for some more time.Mix everything well by stirring it occasionally.
Garnish the Sambar by heating the oil and adding the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds,the curry leaves and the cut onion pieces.Once it all splutters add it to the Sambar bringing it to good boil.
Start cooking :)

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