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Friday, December 18, 2009

Milagu Kara Sambar/ Spicy Pepper Sambar

Ingredients
Murungaikai( Drumstick)-2 or Kathrikai (Eggplant)-4 or Keerai Thandu(  Stems of Amaranth leaves)-1 bunch
Toordal( cooked and mashed)-1cup
Onion small chopped-1
Tomato small chopped-1
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste

Dry roast and grind the following ingredients to fine powder
Urad dal( Ullutham parrupu)-2tsp
Whole Black pepper( Milagu)-2tsp
Mustard seeds( Kadugu)-1tsp
Dry red chilly( Varamilagai)-4

Tempering
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Asafetida-pinch
Curry leaves-few
Oil required

P.S-Any one of the above vegetables can be used to make this sambar or you can combine both drumstick and eggplant.
Only use the stems of the amaranth leaves, donot use the leaves.

Method
In a deep vessel add vegetable( i had used drumstick here), onions and tomatoes, add enough water and bring to boil. Cook till the vegetable are tender. When vegetable is done, add cooked toordal to the above vegetable and mix well. In a small bowl add the ground masala, 1tsp of water and mix well. Add this mixture to the vegetable toordal mixture.( If the ground masala is directly added to toordal mixture, masala powder will form into lumps and will not mix thoroughly).
Add turmeric powder and enough salt to the sambar( add water according to the thickness of sambar). Bring the mixture to boil, simmer for 2mins and keep stirring sambar.
In a small tadka pan heat 2 tbsp of oil, when hot add mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida. When crackles, add this tempering to the boiling sambar.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

19 comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

Great pic as usual..
Sambar looks really yumm..the addition of pepper makes it more delicious..

Priya said...

I do pepper sambar, but ur looks too delicious..looks fantastic dear..

Pavithra said...

Great click looks yummy too..

Gita said...

Sambar sounds interesting...looks spicy and tempting dear :)

Padma said...

Nice spicy sambar... perfect for winter... looks yummy :)

Khaugiri said...

GR8 Click!!!! Sambar looks perfect.

my kitchen said...

Beautiful click,hot & spicy sambhar, perfect for this weather

Sandhya Hariharan said...

I m loving to learn varieties of sambar.....

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks simply delicious.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

A very homely comforting sambar which reminds me of my hometown..

Aps said...

The best thing i love in Sambar is drumstick... I eat it only for the sake of tht ;).... I love sambhar with drumstick or een amaranth stem :)

cookeaze said...

What a gorgeous recipe! Very elegant and delicious.

meeso said...

Looks good, though I am not a fan of drumsticks, my daughter loves them!

:: flyingstars :: said...

now that looks mouthwatering...delicious shot!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Ahaa! My favorite,long time since I made :( Craving for some now !

Abhilash said...

Rice without sambhar is not imaginable but I like moorucurry than sambhar.

Your sambhar looks thick and tasty too.

Malar Gandhi said...

I do milagu sambar regularly during winter...addition of drumsticks sounds too good, must be very comforting food for sure:)

Anupama said...

The picture looks too good Mye... I can see those milagu specs on the rice actually... must taste great :-)

FoodLovers said...

Great Pics Mye ...
Can i have some from ur platter dear !!