Tuesday, February 26, 2008

LADIES FINGER SAMBAR

Ladies finger sambar.
Ingredients
100 g Arhar dal
300 g ladies finger
2 -3 small onion
2 tomato
30 g tamarind
1/4 t turmeric powder
1/4 t red chilli powder
1/4 t sambar powder
1 whole red chill
1/4 t fenugreek seeds
1/2t urad dal
1/4 t mustard seeds
20 g fresh coconut
1/8 t asafoetide
few curry leaves
oil
water
METHOD
  • Pick and wash the dal .
  • Add dal , salt,turmeric powder in prassure cooker with 3 cup of water.prassure cooker for 10 minutes or 3-4 whistle. till the dal soft.mash it well
  • Soak the tamarind in a 1/2 cup of water and extract the tamarind juice
  • Cut ladies finger both ends and cut 1 or 2 inch lengthwise.pieces.
  • Grind the coconut few minutes (not fine paste.)
  • Saute the ladies finger in 1/2 t oil for few minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, when they crackling add jeera,asafoetide ,Fenugeek seeds,and broken red chilli whole,and curry leaves and chopped onion ,onion get brown in colour.
  • Add the sauted ladies finger,red chill powder,and sambar powder .fry for few minutes and add the tamarind juice and chopped tomatoes .cook for five minutes in the tamarind juice ,add 11/2 cup water .bring to boil. when the vegetable half cooked add the cooked arhar dal .bring to boil and add the coconut paste. .boil for 5 minutes in simmer.remove from fire and serve hot.

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