Super Sambar Sadham


sambar sadhamA mouth watering dish which would just glide down your throat.Easy to prepare and very Deeeelicious. Many must have had the experience of tasting the yummy sambar sadham served in Grand Sweets,Chennai.Try this and you will de reminded of that.
1 cup Toor dhal
2 cnt Garlic
1 pinch Asafoetida
1 cup Vegetable(carrot, beans, drumstick,potato,brinjal,tomatoes)
3 tsp Oil (for sauteing)
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
3 no Green chili
1 MarbleSz Tamarind
2 T Sambar powder
2 cup Rice
1 T Salt
1 tsp Cumin
Coconut paste made from 1/4 cup grated coconut


1.Pressure Cook Dhal with garlic ,asafoetida and a pinch of turmeric powder.

2.Grind the grated coconut with cummin seeds and curry leaves.make it into a fine paste with little water.

3.Take a heavy bottom pan or a nonstick pan.Heat oil and spluter mustard seeds.Now add the fenugreek seeds and split open chillies.When they sizzle add the chopped vegetables(carrott,green beans,potatoes,brinjal,drumstick).fry them in the oil till they are half cooked.

4.Add sambar powder to he vegetables and saute.When the veggies are coated well with the masala add tamirind juice and bring to a boil.Now add the cooked dhal,rice and coconut paste.Add salt and four cups of water.bring the mixture to a boil and simmer.

5.let the rice cook to a soft texture.keep stirring the rice now and then.check for salt and water.if the mixture gets too thick add half a cup of hot water and stirr the mixture.the entire dish should be soft and in a loose consistency(kuzha,kuzha). add a generous bunch of chopped coriander leaves.when done remove ans serve immediately.


This dish tastes best when served hot.If you have prepared it earlier and plan to serve it later,just reheat it with a cup of hot water just before serving.while doing so check for salt too.goes well with potato curry,appalm or just mango pickle.add a dash of ghee on the pipping hot rice before serving.yuuuumy treat


My cousin Mrs.Renuka Manohar

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