Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Poricha Kulambu



This is another variety of Sambar without any use of Tamarind. This is different from the normal Sambar as this uses Coconut.

Ingredients:

1. Snake gourd / Chow Chow / Any Spinach 1 cup
2. Cooked Toor dal ½ cup
3. Salt to taste
4. Turmeric powder
5. Hing

For grinding:

1. Coconut 5 table spoons
2. Jeera ( Cumin seeds) ½ tsp
3. Black Pepper ¼ tsp
4. Urad dal 2 tsp
5. Dry red chillies 3
6. Rice little

Fry all the above ingredients except cumin seeds. Grind it with Coconut and Cumin seeds to a nice paste and Keep aside.

Seasonings:

1. Mustard seeds ½ tsp
2. Fenugreek seeds little
3. Curry leave one string
4. Oil ½ tsp

Method:

1. Boil Snake gourd with Salt, Hing and Turmeric powder.
2. When it is completely cooked add the grinded paste and boil for few minutes.
3. Now add cooked dal , cook till it boils.
4. Season it and Serve hot with Cooked Rice.

* Best had with any fried vegetable like potato/yam fry and/or Roasted/Fried Papad. *

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