Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easy Chettinadu No-curry powder Sambar

You can prepare sambar for idli/dosai/idiyappams in 15 minutes . Really :). This is usually my comfort food - Idli +Chettinadu sambar. When I have been deprived of Indian food for long during vacations , and get back home, this is first thing I make. This sambar is extremely simple and soothing. A week without this combination is enough for me and S to start longing for it.Now on to the recipe.


Easy Chettinadu No-curry powder Sambar


Ingredients

Serves - 4
Spice Level - Quite Spicy

  1.  Toor Dal - 1/2 cup
  2.  Tomatoes - 2 Large - chopped into medium sized pieces
  3.  Potatoes - 2 Medium - chopped into medium sized pieces
  4.  Brinjal -  1 Large - Chopped into 5 pieces6
  5.  Green chilli - 6 slit lengthwise, chopped in half
  6.  Onion - 1 Large - chopped well
  7.  Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  8.  Jeera - 1 Tspn
  9.  Turmeric - 1/4 Tspn
  10.  Water 2 cups
Salt - to taste
Thin Tamrind extract - 2Tbspn [optional]

To temper

Oil - 2 Tbspn
Mustard - 1 Tbsp
Urad Dal - 1 Tbspn
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig


Method

Take a pressure cooker and toss in all ingredients from 1-10. The water level must be around 1 inch above the vegetables/dal.Mix well. Pressure cook for 15-20 minutes, moving the flame from high to sim after the first whistle.Let the cooker cool off. Open the lid ,heat the cooker containing sambar ,add salt and tamarind extract [if using] and stir well with a ladle.Let the sambar boil.Add more water if needed and adjust consistency according to your needs.Some people like the sambar to be more loose. Also the dal will be mostly mashed well after 20 minutes of pressure cooking.

Meanwhile heat 2 Tbspn oil in a small pan. Add mustard , once it splutters add urad dal. Once the urad dal browns, add curry leaves and switch off flame. Add this tempering to the sambar and boil for 2 more minutes.Switch off flame and transfer to serving bowl.

This is the sambar we make for idli/dosai/pongal/idyappams/vadai.

Note

1. Tamarind extract is optional. Since i have added two large tomatoes, I haven't used tamarind extract. If you would like it to be more tangy, you may use it.



Print this Post

2 Yummmm:

Sharmilee! :) April 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM  

That looks like a awesome spread...love ur sambar version.

Swetha April 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM  

Ah! That was fast. :). Thanks a lot. And i wouldn't mind saying it many more times over, your blog is just super awesome .:)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

A la carte!

Along with idli/dosai (13) Along with rice (32) Along with rotis (21) asparagus (1) baby potatoes (4) bajji (1) baking (9) banana (1) basil (1) basmati (2) beans (1) beetroot (5) bhindi (3) biryani (1) Black eyed beans (2) blueberry (1) bok choy (1) bottle gourd (1) bread (3) breakfast (4) brinjal (4) brocolli (1) buttermilk (1) butternut-squash (1) cabbage (2) cakes (7) carrot (1) carrots (3) cashews (1) cauliflower (8) cheescake (2) chettinadu (24) chettinadu delicacy (23) Chicken (7) chilli (1) Chineese (3) chinese (1) chocolate (1) chole (2) chutney (6) coconut (5) coconut milk (1) coriander (4) corn (1) cow-peas (1) cream-cheese (2) curry leaves (1) dal (3) dates (1) desserts (14) diwali 2013 (1) dosai (1) drink (1) drumstick (2) dry field bean (1) Easy (44) egg (3) fenugreek (1) fish (1) Food and Travel review (1) garlic (9) ginger (1) gobi (1) green gram (1) How To (5) Indian Flat Breads (4) indian sweets (3) International (5) ivy gourd (2) jeera (3) kootu (1) kovakkai (1) lemon (3) lentils (11) lobia (1) malai (1) mango (2) masoor dal (1) Methi (2) mint (2) mix veg (9) mochai (1) moong dal (4) mushroom (10) mutton (1) non-veg (2) onion (2) orange (1) paneer (11) parathas (1) pasta (2) peas (7) pepper (1) pickles (1) plantain (1) poriyal (1) potato (14) potatoes (2) quinoa (1) Rajma (1) rasam (1) rice flour (1) rosemary (2) shallots (1) snack (18) soup (7) soy chunks (1) spinach (6) stir-fry (1) strawberry (1) sweet potatoes (1) tamarind (5) tomato (7) toor dal (1) val bean (1) Variety Rice (13) walnut (1) wheat (2) yoghurt (1) yuuum!! (1) zucchini (2)

Latest on Food Over IP

Copyrights

All rights reserved @2012.

Unless otherwise mentioned, the text and images included in FoodOverIP blog belongs to the author. The blog author’s permission is required before any content is reproduced in any form.

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP  

Blogging tips