Friday, January 30, 2009

sambar rice

when we have less of all vegetables sambar rice is one delicious item that can be prepared.sambar rice is one of my brother's favorite.he loves it.Even today when i make it i think of him who is in UK now.I promise u my little brother whenever u come here will definitely make it for u.

here goes the recipe
Ingredients
rice 1cup
toor dhal 1/2cup
cut vegetables 1 cup (i use carrots, beans,potato,drumstick,peas,white &yellow pumpkin)
shallots 1/2cup

tomato 1
mustard seeds1/4tsp
tamarind small lemon size
sambar podi 2-3 tsp
turmeric powder 1/4tsp
coriander & curry leaves to garnish
oil to temper
salt to taste
pinch of hing
ghee 2-3 tsps
shredded coconut4-5tsps
Squeeze out juice from the tamarind & set aside.pressure cook rice & dhal together in a pressure cooker adding 4&1/2cups of water to 1&1/2cups of rice & dhal together.in a kadai add oil the temper mustard seeds.when it pops add shallots and saute a while then add the cut vegetables and saute.Now add the tamarind juice,sambar powder,turmeric powder,hing & salt.Allow it to boil till the raw smell of the tamarind juice goes & sambar reaches its consistency.now add this sambar to the cooked rice & dhal and mix well adding ghee.garnish with coriander & curry leaves.njoy hot with chips & onion tomato raita.i made keerai kai as side dish.

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