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Saturday, April 2, 2011


Potato(cubed) - 1 small
Okra (cut into 2" piece) - 4-5no.s
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Tamarind - Walnut sized
Salt - to taste
Tumeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Dry red chilli - 2-3
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaf - a sprig
Coriander leaf(chopped) - 3 tbsp

Pressure cook and mash the toor dal. Keep aside.
Soak the tamarind in warm water and extract the pulp.
In a pan, add chopped vegetables,1/2 cup water, tamarind pulp,salt and tumeric powder. Cook until vegetables are done.
Meanwhile, roast coriander seeds and red chilli in 1/2 tsp oil till light browned.
Grind coriander seeds,red chilli and coconut adding little water to a smooth paste.
When vegetables are done, add mashed toor dal and ground paste.
Mix well and let it boil for 5-6 mins.
Heat remaining oil and season mustard and curry leaves.Add seasonings and coriander leaves to the sambar.
Serve warm with white rice and vegetable of choice.

Vegetables like brinjals,yellow cucumber,drumstick, colocasia etc can also be used.

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