Sunday, September 10, 2006

Pulunkari (Vendhaya Sambar)

# Pulunkari (Vendhaya Sambar) is a Traditional Kerala Dish.

Highlight of this dish is "taste like sambar" but without much dal.

# Easy to make and Good to taste.

Source: My Aunty who featured in Oman Times with this Recipe.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Mixed Vegetables (Drumstick, Brinjal, Lady's Finger, Carrot etc)(Any Sambar vegetables) (cubed)
2. Tamarind small lemon size
3. Salt to taste
4. Slit Green Chillies 2
5. Hing
6. Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
7. Gud (jaggery) little

For Paste:
1. Fenugreek seeds (methi) 3/4 tsp
2. Toor dal 1 tsp
3. Raw Rice 1 tsp
4. Grated Coconut 3 to 4 table spoons.
5. Oil
6. Dry red Chillies 5 to 6 (according to taste)

For tempering
1. Oil
2. Mustard seeds
3. Curry leaves.

Pulunkari (Vendhaya Sambar)

1. Take out the Tamarind pulp and dilute it with water (2-1/2 cups)
2. Boil Tamarind water with Turmeric, Salt, Green Chillies and Hing.
3. Add Vegetables and cook till vegetables become soft.
4. Mix grinded paste, Gud (Jaggery ) and Cook further a for 5 minutes.
5. Temper with Mustard and Curry leaves.

This sambar can be made without any Toor Dal, instead, add little more Coconut.

:!: Serve with Hot Rice. :!:

Note: For best flavour use coconut oil for tempering.


sudhav said...

MT, endha sambar ennaku roomba pudhusu..interesting one..thanks for sharing..

Monisha said...

Your aunt does have a winning recipe ! Thanks for sharing.

Prema Sundar said...

This sambar is new to me too. will try this some time.. thanks for the recipe.

shilpa said...

Lovely sambar MT. I am gonnu try it next time.

Meena Kandlakuti said...

Hi MT,
i prepare smabar almost same except jaggery which i don'nt far as per store in refrigerator.:-)) thanks for sharing lovely dish

jayshree said...

MT, I do this but never tried with mixed veggies,jus' with one vegetable.Will try this way next time.

mandira said...

MT, this sambar sounds great. lovely picture too. Thanks for sharing.

Deepa Cooks said...

MT,It looks very different to me,Sambar is famous for tamilnadu but we can't make sambar without toor dal.

It looks easy too.thanks for sharing.

Menu Today said...

Hi SudhaV,
Thank u so much.
Hi Monisha,
Thanku very much for visiting my blog. Keep visiting.
Hi Prema,
Please try and enjoy different taste of sambar.
Hi Shilpa,
Please do let me know the outcome , thanks.
Hi Meena, Jayashree and Mandira,
Thank u so much.
Hi Deepa,

Foodie's Hope said...

MT, I was looking for tomorrow's
lunch, found this, I will try your recipe !! Thanks!!

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Please do let me know whether u liked it or not. Have pulunkari rice with roasted papad.Thanks

RNathan said...

I have tried this recipe a few times in the past and it has been great.
Though, I have a question, do the items meant for the paste be toasted in oil first before grinding them? Please let me know. And also expecting a few updates to your site!

Anonymous said...

I tried ,but i don't like this taste.but other recepies are nice.

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