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Fried Sambar (Thalichu vita sambar)

Ingredients

  • Tur Dal     -1 cup
  • Tamarind – 1 ( New tmrd lemon size)
  • Rice Flour – ½ tsp
  • Gingelly oil- 3 tbsp
  • Mixed Vegetables- 1 cup (Potato, drum stick, cluster beans, brinjal, lady’s finger, carrot)
  • Hing            – 1pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder a pinch

For Seasoning

  • Fenugreek – ½ tsp
  •  Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry Leaves- 1 string
  • Red Chilly – 10 no (make it two pcs)
  • Green chili- 4nos (split)

For Seasoning

  • Cilantro/ coriander-1 tbsp (finely chopped)

Method

  1. In a cooker, add the dal, turmeric powder and 1tbsp oil. Cook in a medium flame for 10-15 mins.
  2. In a pan heat the remaining oil add the seasonings when they crackle then add red chilies, green chilies and vegetables of your choice.
  3. Fry the vegetables till it is soft. Then add some water allow it to cook.
  4. Meanwhile prepare extract tamarind pulp.
  5. Once the vegetables are cooked add the tamarind extract, mashed dal, salt and hing.
  6. Make the rice flour into a paste add it to the boiling sambar.
  7. Once Sambar starts to boil. Switch of the stove.

Serve hot and garnish with cilantro.

Sambar is a cocktail of dal, spices, vegetables, tamarind. It is a low caloroe dish which has high value of protein, vitamins, antioxidants. It can also be described has a whole some food, which is not too spicy and hence can be given to infants, kids and also elderly person. Sambar is a good accomplishment for Idli, Dosa,pongal and even rice.

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