Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sambhar without dal...very simple

I came across this super simple recipe for sambhar in aval vikatan, a tamil magazine.Yes, it is sambhar with no paruppu/dal...amazing isn't it.Recipe uses 'Kadala maavu/Channa dal flour'.I had my doubts, and yet i wanted to try i had some leftover food in the fridge today,i decided to gamble with this recipe.If anything goes wrong, i had enough food to feed :))..But to my surprise, nobody touched the leftovers, the sambhar was really here is super simple recipe..


Onion-2 (finely sliced lengthwise)
Tomato-4 (finely sliced lengthwise)
Green chillies-3
Ginger- 1 inch piece
Garlic-4 cloves
( I used Ginger-Garlic paste - 1tbsp)
Kadala maavu/Channa dal flour - 1 and 1/2 tbspn
Turmeric Powder-1/2tsp
Curry leaves,coriander leaves - as needed
Salt-as needed

For tadka
Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
Urad dal-1tsp

Slice Onion and tomato lengthwise finely.Slit Green chillies.Chop ginger,garlic finely.In a pan, heat oil and fry mustatd seeds and urad dal.Add green chillies,Onion and Ginger,garlic and fry till the onion is golden brown.Add turmeric and salt to this and fry for another 2 min.s.After Onions are fried, add tomatoes and fry until tomatoes are very very soft.(You shouldn't be able to see tomamtoes).Add 2 cups of water to this and boil it for another 5 min.s.Mix Kadala maavu/channa dal flour to a cup of water and add this to the pan.Boil sambhar for another 5 min.s and add curry leaves, coriander leaves.Serve it hot with rice, idly,dosa or chappathi..this is worth a try....


Foodie's Hope said...

Looks delicious, Mahashwari!! Yummy with white rice !! Mouthwatering and simple meal!!Thanks!!

Hema said...

Hi Mahashwari, This is my first time here. Nice posts and sambhar looks really tasty. Love the caps you knitted/crocheted.

pradeep said...

make amma's special theiyal , ulunthan kanchi , seva with sothi.

Maheswari said...

Thanks Foodie's hope and Hema.Pradeep, will post those soon.

Anonymous said...

u havent even mentioned when 2 add vegetables......are u preparing sambhar??? i dont think so........who will put the tamarind paste????? ...wt abt khara powder and sambhar powder......plz reply ...awaiting it....

Maheswari Madhanan said...

Again this was a recipe from a magazine.They called it sambhar and they did not add any vegetables or tamarind to this one, other than what's mentioned above.