Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tomato Sambar Recipe


1 tomato chopped
1/2 onion chopped(optional)

1/2 cup Mung dal

1 or 2 tsp sambar powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste

1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal (optional)
1 red chilli (optional)

3 and 1/2 cups water


Boil mung dal in 1 and 1/2 cups water. Mash and set aside

1. Add 1 tsp of oil to sauce pan and temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, urad dal and red chilli

2. Add chopped onions and fry till soft

3. Add chopped tomatoes and fry a little

4. Add 2 cups water, salt, sambar powder and turmeric

5. Boil in high till it starts frothing

6. Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes

7. Add the boiled mung dal, stir and let boil for another 5 minutes

8. Add chopped cilantro/coriander

IMO, this sambar goes well with dosais, adais etc.
and with rice & kaara/fry curries

P.S. - For a milder sambar, just add chopped tomatoes to water and follow from step 4. Temper with mustard seeds at the end.
Mung dal makes it quite bland. For variation, you can substitute Tur dal.


Vijay Ramamurthi said...

panni anuppuvengala???

Me said...

MeToo: we make the same thing without sambhar powder ...we don't call it sambhar....;)

..instead of red chillis we add green chillis ...

..have you tried thakkali sambhar with green tomatoes?

..idha oru naal try panren...idhula sodhapara maari vishyam yedhuvum illa so sureaa superaa varum nu nenaikaren ...

dei vijay innum nee arachi vitta sambhar recipe ya release pannala...

Me said...

solla pottu kalakareenga ponga...

I said...

not counted. everyone knows how to make sambar, rasam and rice. recipes for things like avasara aviyal, avasara poricha kootu and avasara paruppu usili will be highly appreciated.

Munimma said...

picture paathaley supera irukku.

i-kku aanaalum romba avasaram. vittah, arisiya, puliya, etc ellathayum vayila pottundu, kooda oru theekuchiya koluthi poda sollanum polarukkey?

Me said...

I: lol...appidi enna ba unnaku avasaram...

Me said...

lol @ munimma...

Me too said...

vr, ('Thiruvilayadal muzhu pazham' style!)idhellaam panni odane saapdanam! Oru nada vandhu saaptu ponga!

me, I think, the one you are talking about is chapathi's side dish, 'paasi paruppu dal'. I make that too.
Though somehow I don't think chapathi and sambar match, my husband loves this sambar with chapathi!
danku, danku! Boto potta dhaane alattal! ;)

i, neenga vena avasarama kelambi enga oor vanga. Naan senju tharen!
I can only help with avasara avial in your list(but you need to have good curd!). Boil Frozen mxd vegs and chopped green chillies with some turmeric and salt. When they are cooked, add desicated coconut/frozen coconut, cumin seeds, curd and coconut oil. A A thayaar!! I've made this during my mixie-less days!

munimma, danku, danku! ROTFL!

Deepa said...

You use moong dal instead of toor dal?1 Thats very healthy.

kuttichuvaru said...

cha.... therinja recipe solreengale :-( ethaachum puthusaa sonna try pannalaame!!

Me said...

MeToo: chappathi side dish ey dhan!

Kutti: poi banana bread try pannu...

Bala (Karthik) said...

I thought only Tuvar (excuse the spelling!) dhal was used for making Sambhar...

ttm said...

thanks, will try!!

MLC said...

hmmm... looking at yr pix, makes me want to grab a plate of fresh rice! me solraa maadhiri photo is def. good!

Me too said...

deepa, yes, this is a healthy sambar and I mostly use it as 'prayachitham' after a sinful weekend! :)

kc, appadiya? Idhu enga family secret recipe aache! ;)

me, I knew it!!

b(k), like I said, this is a healthy sambar!

ttm, "onnume puriyale olagathile..." ;)

mlc, welcome! danks, danks!!

Raju said...

wow.. sounds interesting and simple enough.. seekkiram try pannitta pochu.. :)

I said...

aaga sooper. thankoo.

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