Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Arachuvitta Sambar

1.Tuvar dhal - 1 cup
2.Tamarind juice(lemon size) - 1 cup
3.Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
4.Sambar powder - 2 tsp
5.Vegetables ( Drumstick ( 2),Brinjals(3)) - cut into small pieces
6.Onion - 1 no
7.Oil - as reqd
8.Salt - to taste

To Roast and Grind:
1.Grated coconut - 4 tbsp
2.Chana dhal - 2 tbsp
3.Urad dhal - 2 tsp
4.Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
5.Red chillies - 3 nos
6.Asafoetida powder - a pinch

For Seasoning:
1.Oil - as reqd
2.Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
3.Curry leaves - few

1.Roast and Grind all the items under grinding.
2.Pressure cook the tuvar dhal with turmeric powder and keep it aside.
3.Heat the pan , mix the tamarind pulp with water,add turmeric powder,sambar powder,salt and vegetables and leave it to boil.
4.After 3 to 4 boils,add the grounded coconut paste to it and leave it to boil for 10 minutes.
5.Now add the cooked tuvar dhal into the boiling tamarind mixture.
6.Heat oil in a pan and season the items for seasoning and pour it into the boiling sambar.
7.Serve the Hot sambar with Hot Rice.

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