Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Shallots Sambar (Vengaya Sambar)
1 cup split red gram (thoor dal)
8-10 pearl onions (shallots)
1/2 cup yellow pumpkin (cut in to cubes along with skin)
1 medium brinjal (cut into large chunks)
3 tbsp Tamarind pulp
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp sambar powder
2 tsp grated Jaggery
2 tsp freshly chopped coriander
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
5-6 pearl onions
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
3 tbsp grated coconut or 1 tsp raw rice
2 medium tomatoes
3-4 dry red chillies
1-2 tsp oil
2 tsp ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp split urad dal
2 tbsp curry leaves
1/3 tsp asafoetida powder
Pressure cook split red gram dal(thoor dal) with 3 cups of water for 3 whistles till soft and well cooked.
In a pan add 1/2 tsp oil and saute fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chillies and coconut for a minute, till slightly golden, remove and set aside. Instead of coconut, raw rice can be sauted a little and used for the thickness of the sambar. Add the remaining oil and saute the shallots for 2 minutes. When all the ingredients cool down, grind these ingredients along with tomato into paste.
In a heavy bottom pan add 2 tsp oil and saute shallots, drumsticks, brinjal and pumpkin for 2 minutes. This way the drumsticks do not break apart when cooked. Now add turmeric powder, salt and 2 cups of water to cook the vegetables for 10-12 minutes till soft but retain shape. To the vegetables add tamarind pulp, Sambar powder, ground paste and bring the mixture to boil. To this add jaggery, cooked dal and simmer the heat. Once the sambar comes to boil add coriander leaves and turn off the heat. Temper with all the given ingredients and cover with lid as soon as you temper. This way the aroma and flavor of will stay in the sambar.
Since this is my innovative Sambar, sending this to Pari's event hosted by Nivedita- "Only Original Recipes"
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Love it all time,my hubby always wants shallots in sambar so I always make it with shallots.. And we make especially shallot sambar with out any veggie additions some times too.. Now your pic makes me drool,feel like making idlies and having it with that sambhar :)
Thanks Raks, That was pretty quick:)
Looks so delish ...I like the veggie you used...I'm yet to try this one
Shallots r always preferable for sambar than the regular onions...love it with idli /wada..looks yumm
Sambar,my hubby's all time favorite...:)Looks gr8 dear!!:)
My Family fav Sambar,Love ur sambar version and addition of veggies is excellent...Awesome Clicks...
Love these small onion which we get in Chennai. Sambhar looks very scrumptious!
perfect side dish for idli...looks delicious...
Shallots sambar looks yummy...wud be great combiu for idlli...
have tried sambhar with shallots,this is new for me
I add shallots all the time...can't have it otherwise...love it just with that too!...very yum!
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Very addictive sambar, my fav anytime..
Lovely picture,sambar looks superb..
u made me drool.want to have with idly now :)
The first pic is too god..loved the recipe too :)
lovely recipe and yummy looking sambar
Liked the combination of vegetable you have used here. Yummy combination with idlis
Lovely sambar...reminds me my home...tempting pictures
I've always made with just shallots --- the pumpkin &brinjal must make for interesting additions.
Delicious Sambar, Sharmi :)
looks perfect , love adding shallots in sambar..
Nice clicks :)
Looks perfect! I love the sweetness of the shallots, and a good sambar is the best way to use them!
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