#Sambar #SouthIndianStyleRecipe

Ingredients:

To make sambar powder :
Urad dal – 1 tbsp
Chana dal – 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
Black pepper – 1 tsp
Red chillies – 10 nos
Desiccated coconut – 1/4 cup

To make sambar:
Oil
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Chana dal – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Red chilies – 2 nos
Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves
Shallots – 20 nos
Large tomatoes – 2 nos finely chopped
Brinjal – 6 nos
Large drumstick – 1 nos
Salt – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Tamarind puree – 1 cup
Water – 3 cup
Cooked dal
Sambar powder – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves

Method

Take 1/2 cup of toor dal and wash it
Add enough water to pressure cook the dals
Add the dals
Add 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
Pressure cook the dal for 4-5 whistles on medium flame
Keep the dal aside
Next, for the sambar powder, heat a pan
Add 1 tbsp of chana dal, 1 tbsp of urad dal and roast them
Add 2 tbsp of coriander seeds, 1 tbsp of cumin seeds and roast them
Add 1/4 tsp of fenugreek seeds, 1 tsp of peppercorns and roast them along
Add 10 red chilies and roast them
Dry roast the ingredients till the ingredients turn golden in color
Add 1/4 cup of desiccated coconut, you can also add fresh grated coconut
Roast it and keep it aside to cool
Transfer the ingredients to a mixer jar
Grind it to a fine powder and keep it aside
Heat a kadai with some oil, add 1 tsp of urad dal, 1 tsp of chana dal, 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds and let it splutter
Add 2 red chilies, 1/4 tsp of asafoetida powder, and few curry leaves and roast them
Add 20 shallots and saute
Add 2 large tomatoes and saute them
Add 6-7 brinjals, 1 drumstick, and saute
Add 1 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and mix well
Add 1 cup of diluted tamarind puree
Add 1 cup of water and let it boil for 10-15 mins
Once the tamarind puree is thickened, add the cooked dal
And add 2 cups of water and mix well
Add 2 tbsps of the ground sambar powder and bring it to a boil
Let it boil for 5 mins
Finally add coriander leaves and turn off the stove and serve it

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