Thursday, March 16, 2006

Araichu Vitta Sambar

Araichu Vitta Sambar:
Serves 4 persons.
Preparation : 20 Mins and Cooking: 20 Mins.

This version of Sambar is with lots of Vegetables and without any Sambar powder.
Ingredients :
Any Vegetable like Small onion (shallots), White pumpkin, Red pumpkin with Capsicum, Raddish, Drumstick, Brinjal, Lady’s finger, Carrot etc.
Generally Onion, Raddish, Carrot go together nicely. Another combination could be Drumstick, brinjal, lady’s finger etc.
Toordal - ½ cup
Tamarind Pulp 3 tsp or
Tamarind - Small lemon size.
Green Chilli (Slit) - 1
Hing - little
Salt - to taste
Turmeric powder
For Grinding:
2 tsp - Channadal
2 tsp - Coriander seeds
½ tsp - Raw Rice.
Few Fenugreek seeds
Dry Red chillies - 5 (according to taste)
Half Tomato
One small piece of Raw Onion
Fry the above except onion with little oil till red and grind it with raw onion to a paste
Curry Leaves one string
Coriander leaves handful
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
Pressure Cook the dal with turmeric powder.
In an another utensil take tamarind diluted in water (approximately 1 ½ cup ).
Bring it to a boil with Salt, Hing, Slit Green Chillies and Vegetables.
When the raw smell of the tamarind goes, mix grinded paste and bring this mixture it to a boil.
Now is the time to add cooked, mashed dal with ¼ cup of water and Cook for 5 minutes. (it should boil ). Season it . Now the piping hot and delicious Sambar is ready.
This Sambar can be had as a main dish with Rice or Jeera Rice or as a choice side dish with Idli, Dosa, Vada Pongal etc.
To Make it more delicious follow some simple procedure:
1. Adding of Jaggery (¼ tsp ) or Small piece will bring nice taste of sambar.
2. While cooking dal, adding few fenugreek seeds will give nice taste to the Sambar and it can keep the Sambar good for a whole day.
3. While grinding , adding of raw onion will give Rich Tiffin (For Idli, Dosa etc) Sambar taste.


Saffron said...

Hey, nice tips for good sambhar! I love fresh sambhar.

Priya said...

wow, the sambar looks delicious. Thanx for sharing the recipe

Ashwini said...

Man I can try as many diff types of sambar as there are :-)

Menu Today said...

Hello saffron hut, priya and ashwini,
Thank you. I will post some more varieties.Have u tried my earlier post of thiruvathirai thalagam....

Anonymous said...


I tried this item ,very nice.yummmy