Aug 9, 2011

Udupi Sambar

Here's the 2nd  recipe of Udupi Sambar !!

Udupi Sambar (Pressure cooker method)

Serves: 4


For dal :

1 cup ( 100 g ) tur dal
2 1/2 cups (250 ml) water
1 teaspoon oil
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
1 tablespoon finely grated coconut
2 teaspoon melted and sieved jaggery
1/2 teaspoon salt


For Dal:

Wash and clean tur dal for half an hour.

In a pressure cooker, mix tur dal, water, oil and turmeric powder, jaggery, tamarind paste , grated coconut and salt. Pressure cook tur dal for 20 minutes ( reduce heat after 2nd whistle and cook cook on a low heat for 15 minutes). Allow the pressure cooker to cool naturally.

Open the lid. Blend / mash cooked dal. Adjust with 1 cup (100 ml) water.

Other ingredients

125 g pumpkin piece (or 1 tender drumstick), cut into cubes
2 1/4 teaspoon 777 brand Madras Sambar powder/ Eastern / Melam / MTR Sambar powder (Dilute sambar powder in 4 teaspoon water)
2 pinches asafoetida (hing)

For seasoning :

2 teaspoon cooking oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 spring curry leaves
1 red chilli, broken
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


For sambar :

Mix cooked dal mixture with diluted sambar powder (also adjust extra 1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste and 1/4 teaspoon jaggery if required) and boil again for 15 minutes on a low heat till done (pumpkin pieces are soft). You can find slight reduction in the quantity of the sambar and nice aroma of sambar powder / sambar thickens. Add hing (asafoetida).

For seasoning :

Heat oil in a pan . Add mustard seeds. When they start crackle add curry leaves and broken red chilli. Saute for 2 - 3 minutes and pour this seasoning over sambar. Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves. Serve with Idli / Dosa / Vada / Rice ....


Chitra said...

love this sambar with some sweetness to it frm jaggery

DD said...

wow my fav!!!!