Friday, 31 January 2014

Saravana Bhavan sambhar.;

I came across this sambar recipe in ' balhanuman'blog. I tried it out . That was extremely good. Let me share the recipe.

Let us see how to prepare.

Pressure  cook .

Toor dal 1/2 cup.
Tomato --1 
Onion---1 or 2.

Put all the above ingredients in a pressure cooker  and allow three or four whistles , so that  the ingredients get  fully cooked.  Smash the cooked, dhal, onion and tomato  and keep it aside.


Fried gram (Pottu kadalai)--1 spoon.
grated coconut                ---- 1 spoon.
Sambhar powder ----to your taste.
Turmeric Powder-----1/4  spoon.
Tomato     -------1.

Grind the fried gram, coconut, sambhar powder, turmeric powder to a fine powder and then add the tomato (cut it.) and grind the mixture to a fine paste. keep it aside.


Oil a little.
Mustard a little.
Cumin seeds (jeera) a little.
Methi seeds a little.
Curry leaves.
cut 1 onion to pieces.

Tamarind juice a little.( you can dilute it )
salt to your taste.
You can add any vegetable of your choice.( Pearl onions, sambhar onions, drumstick,,etc,,,,)

Cooking Instructions :

Pour oil in a pan. Heat it. Add the Mustard seeds, cumin, methi seeds.( methi seeds tend to  burn black  quickly.) Take care to see that the methi seeds turn Only red. When red, add the cut onions. Pour the diluted tamarind juice. Add the cut vegetable  and cook in low fire for a few minutes. Then add the smashed dhal-tomato-onion combo and the ground paste in the sambhar. Add salt. Bring it to a boil.
Taste it. If need be add some more salt/ sambhar powder.Take care to boil it for a few minutes only.otherwise, you will end up with kothsu, and not sambhar.

When it reaches the required consistency, remove from fire. add coriander leaves on top .

Your tasty Sambhar is ready.This sambhar will go well with idly, dosa pongal.......

Here  is a secret to make your  sambhar yummy. Just serve it with lots of  love and affection.
That does wonders . Trust me.

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