Thursday, May 13, 2010

Varutharacha Sambar(Sambhar with roasted coconut and spices)

Parippu/Toor Dal – ¾ cup
Mixed vegetables – 2 cups[I used drumsticks,carrot,potato,beans,tomato,big oninon,bringal,ladies finger]
Tamarind – 1 small lemon size
Hing – 1 tsp
Salt to taste

To roast and grind:
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Chilli powder -3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Pepper powder -1/2 tsp
Cumin -3/4 tsp
Curry leaves -2 strip
Chopped ginger garlic – 2 tsp
Small onions/Shallots* – 2
Grated coconut – ½ to ¾ cup
Coconut oil – 4-5 tsp

For Seasoning:
Coconut oil – 2 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Dry chillies -3-4

For garnish
Coriander leaves – 2-3 tbsp,chopped

1.Cook the dal till soft.
2.Dry roast the ingredients given for the masala till golden brown and grind to a smooth paste.Note:first roast coconut and other ingrediants exept powders,when it change to golden colour only add the powders.
3.Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract as much as 1 cups of ‘puli vellam’-tamarind water from it.
4.Cook the vegetables in this tamarind water till done.
5.Add the ground masala and dal to the cooked vegetables and let it boil-till everything gets mixed.Add hing to it.
6.Prepare seasoning in a pan with coconut oil and splutter mustard seeds,dry red chillies and add curry leaves.
7.Add the seasoning to the sambhar and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.


Suhaina said...

This one is my fav,love to have rice with this. More Sambar pls. Nice click dear.

Jay said...


Sambar looks sooooooo appetizing..I'll give a try today...I bet my hubby like it.

Rekha shoban said...

sambar looks very thick...i love dis flavour of roasted coconut..give nice aroma.

Priti said...

Sambar looks very gud...thick ..adding coconut is wonderful....

sangi said...

wow!that luk absolutely delicious dear...perfect with hot hungry now

Nithu Bala said...

My favourite sambar..I love your recipe and the cute click..

Ann said...

Wow.. I bet the aroma must filled your house... Looks sooo yumm

PranisKitchen said...

amma always prepare this..rice with this sambar ..really tempting sure i will try this for our dinner..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very yummy sambar preparation...looks so tempting :)

Nitks said...

Looks really yummy.. I am yet to gain the expertise to cook a good sambar.. Will try this version..

Kairali sisters said...

Beena..Sambhar looks stunning ketto..Nalla color.Athikam akki nokkkitilla varutharacha sambhar

Kairali sisters said...

Sambhar looks absolutely delicious.The rich nad creamy texture and colur are making me drool.

AdukalaVishesham said...

this is one of the type of sambar we make at home.... nice post...

Yummy Team said...

Varutharacha sambar kootti chorru kazhikkan kothi varunnu..Beautiful click, Beena..

Ramya Manja said...

Wow sambar looks very colorful and I am sure it tastes awesome... Veggies with coconut gravy blends very well and makes a nice combo with almost anything...

Interesting and simple recipe..
NJoy Blogging n happy cooking....

Diana said...

I tried it, but not the way that u hve shown in the image...