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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Lady’s finger sambar (Benda Kolombo)


(This is my mom’s recipe)

 Ingredients

Lady’s finger                              --  ¼ kg

Tuvar dal                                    --   ½ cup

Onion                                          --   1 medium sized

Grated coconut                         --   2 tbsp

Tomato                                       --   1 or 2

 

For Masala

Grated coconut                         --  2 tbsp

Coriander seeds                        --  2 tsp

Methi   seeds/uluva                 --  ¼ tsp

Jeera/cumin                              --  ½ tsp

Pepper corns                             --  ¼ tsp

Red chillies                                 --  10 to 12

Urad dal                                      --   1 tsp

Turmeric powder                      --   ¼  tsp

Mustard seeds                           --  ½ tsp

Curry leaves     few

Hing                                             --  ¼ tsp

Salt to taste

Oil for cooking

 

Method

Wash the lady’s finger and dry them with dry cloth cut into 1 or 2 inch pieces.  Slice the tomato and keep aside.  Slice the onion and pressure cook with the tuvar dal and let it cool for some time.  After it cools down add sliced tomato, lady’s finger and little turmeric powder and cook till done.  

Add 1 or 2 tsp of oil in kadai, add coriander seeds, jeera, methi, pepper corn, urad dal, red chilly, hing  and grated coconut and fry till dark brown in medium flame.  Grind this into fine paste, add this paste to cooked lady’s finger add salt and boil it for  5 to 10 minutes.  Season with mustard and curry leaves.    Serve with hot steaming rice and pappad.

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