Monday, April 21, 2014

Puducherry Sambar

Sambar - Ammaji Kitchen

Sambar is a staple of South Indian states. Though the preparation varies from one another, still they all are named the same. Pondicherry, a Union Territory of India has it’s own version of sambar & sure stands unique from all the versions. This dish is appetizing, simple to make & also gets along very well with any South Indian dishes.

Prep Time-5mins | Cook Time-45mins | Serves-3people
Adapted From:My Diverse Kitchen
1/2Cup toor dal
1Cup water
1Small onion chopped
2Tomatoes chopped
1Cup chopped mooli pieces
2Tbs oil
1Tsp mustard seeds
4Red chili's cut equally
1/2Tsp hing {asafetida}
1Tsp jaggery powder
6 curry leaves
2Cups water
1/4Tsp turmeric
4Garlic pods chopped1Tbs tamarind pulp {adjust as needed}
1Tsp jeera powder
1Tbs black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Garnish with coriander
- Wash dal with water & pressure cook with water for 2whistles. Switch off heat & allow cooker to cool.
- Heat a deep vessel with oil. Add mustard seeds along with garlic, red chili's & hing. 
- Once the mustard starts jumping add veggies, turmeric & salt.
- Cook them with a closed lid till veggies are soft & done.
- Then add 2cups water to veggies along with dal, jaggery, curry leaves, tamarind pulp, jeera & black pepper powder. 
- Mix them well & balance the flavors. {salt, black pepper & tamarind}
- Boil sambar on low heat for 10mins. Switch off heat. 
- Serve warm along with rice, papad & ghee.
- Use your choice of veggies. 
- I din't have coriander to garnish available, so do use use it. 
- You don't have to add garlic along with seasoning. You can just add it while mixing dal to veggies. 
- Original recipes used minced garlic & I used chopped as my hubby is not so fan of it. Use it as needed.

Sambar - Ammaji Kitchen

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  1. Delicious and lovely looking sambar. This is my all time favourite dish.

  2. so earthy and homey!! love this delicious sambar!!

  3. hm puducherry had its own unique sambar.. was not aware.. looks yumm

  4. Such a comforting food, can survive many days with it.

  5. The thick and creamy dal looks lovely.

  6. Very nice picture..looks inviting..

  7. Yummy, yummy sambar. Love the color.

  8. Same Pinch!! I made the same. Yours looks so invitng...

  9. Sambar in its multiple variations! Lovely !!

  10. Flavorful and comforting sambar recipe....

  11. I love that chopped garlic garnish. Sambar looks yummy

  12. Wow waht a delicious sambhar. Loved the garnishing.

  13. saambhar no matter from what state must be just as delicious

  14. very tempting and delicious dear loved the way you have garnished with chopped garlic :)

  15. Nice platter and the sambar looks nice with the garnish...

  16. Sambar has so many variations...this one looks yummy and perfectly made.

  17. I too tried from the same site. It was delicious but strong flavored.