Monday 16 September 2013

Varuthracha sambar Kerala style


Sambar is a very popular dish in South Indian cuisine. It is served with steamed rice or even as a side dish for idli, dosa and pongal. Sambar with rice is one of the main courses in everyday South Indian meals.


Mixed vegetables                              1 cup

Tomato                                                2

Grated coconut                                  2 tbsp

Onion                                                   2

Garlic                                                    2 cloves

Green chilly                                         2

Coriander powder                             2 tsp

Chilly powder                                     2 tsp

Sambar powder                                 1 tbsp

Tuvara parippu(dal)                          ¼ cup

Curry leaves few

Coriander leaves

 Coconut oil


Heat  oil in pressure cooker  add chopped onion fry for 2min.  Then add washed dal, chopped mix vegetables  and  water  pressure cook this for 3 whistles.

Meanwhile dry roast coconut till light brown, then add  garlic cloves,  chilly powder, sambar  powder, coriander powder fry for 3 to 4 min.  Let it cool for sometime then grind into fine paste.



Add this paste to cooked dal and vegetable and boil for 10 min.

Heat seasoning pan add oil when it heat add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Pour this on boiling curry. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves  Kerala style sambar ready to serve.

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