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Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Bittergourd (chopped into 1 1/2 " piece)- 1 small
Okra - 5-6
Toordal - 1/4 cup
Tamarind paste/pulp - 1/2 tsp / 1/4 cup
Kootu powder - 1 1/4 tbsp
Tumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - To taste
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Coconut(grated) - 2 tbsp
Curry leaf - A sprig
Coriander leaf - 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Wash the dal till water clears. Pressure cook the dal for 3-4 whistles. Dal should be mushy.
Heat oil in a pan, add bittergourd pieces and saute until light golden brown.
Add okra,tamarind paste/pulp, salt, tumeric powder & kootu powder.Add water if required .
Once the veggies are cooked and raw taste of tamarind disappears, add mashed toor dal.
Add asafoetida and mix well. Bring it to boil and turn off heat.
In a pan season mustard seeds,coconut and curry leaves with 1 tsp oil until coconut turns golden brown.
Add the seasoning and coriander leaves to sambar.
Serve hot with rice.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bittergourd Sambhar, a best and healthy dish for diabetic pts.