Thursday, 13 June 2013

South Indian style Coconut Sambhar

Sambar made with ground coconut goes very well with boiled rice,white rice,dosas etc. A south Indian lunch is incomplete without a sambar in the menu. Here I share with you all a simple sambar recipe,easy to prepare and relish as side dish for rice or as an accompaniment for dosa.


Ingredients:
Potatoes-2 medium peeled and diced into cubes
Onion-1 chopped thin lengthwise
Tomato-1 cut lengthwise
Carrot-2 diced into cubes
Green chilly-1 slit lengthwise
Fresh Coconut scrapes-1 cup
Jaggery-1'' cube
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies/Byadagi chilly-2
Methi/Fenugreek seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds-2 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Tamarind paste-1/2 tsp
Sambar powder-1 tsp (Any brand would do, I use MDH Sambar powder)
Oil-3 tsp
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Water as required
Salt to taste

Recipe:
  1. In a deep bottom pan add potatoes,carrots,green chilly,onion,tomato,jaggery,turmeric powder,salt to taste and add enough water to submerge the vegetables and cook covering till the vegetables get cooked.
  2. In a pan heat 2 tsp oil and when hot add cumin seeds,coriander seeds,dry red chilly,fenugreek seeds and saute till they get roasted.
  3. Once done transfer them to a blender. Add coconut scrapes, tamarind paste,sambar powder and grind them with required amount of water till you get a smooth paste out of it.
  4. Once done transfer the prepared paste to the deep bottom pan in which the vegetables were getting cooked.
  5. Mix well and add curry leaves and cook for a while say 10 minutes till you see the sambar boiling, now check for salt. If required add salt and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Now in a small pan add 1 tsp oil and prepare seasoning. For seasoning add mustard seeds,1 cut dry red chilly and as the mustard seeds splatter. transfer it to the boiling sambar.
  7. South Indian coconut sambar is ready to serve.


 Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)