Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sambar Sadam

Sambar sadam :Turdal and Vegetables cooked in Rice with Spices, Since it is cooked with lentils, vegetables and rice and it is nutritious along with dal with veggies . It’s a complete meal .. This rice for sure will tickle the taste buds of all sambar lovers. . It’s more like Bisi Bele bath, but without much of those spices .. we won’t need to prepare any vegetable curry with this. This has become a usual menu in my home. I am a great fan of this rice dish. It tastes great when served hot with papadam .Everyone in my home like this rice. It goes well with raitha ,Papadam and chips. I am sure anyone who had tried it would definitely love to have it.

Ingredients :
Raw Rice - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - small lemon sized ball
Pearl onions -15
Beans - 4-5
Carrot - 2
Potato - 2
Peas – handful
Brinjals - 4-5 nos
drumstick(cut into small pieces)-1
Radish – 1
Onion -1
green chillies (slit lengthwise)-2
Sambar powder- 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2tsp
Salt - To taste.
Water - 4cups'

Masala for Grinding (fry and dry grind)
Dry coconut-1/2 cup
whole red chillies- 7 no.s ,
coriander seeds-3 tsp,
gram dhal-1 tsp, -
fenugreek seeds- 1/2 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cardamom -1
Khus khus -1 tsp
Heat a tsp of oil, roast the above ingredients, adding coconut at the end. Roast everything till it becomes slightly brown in colour and dry grind it.
For the seasoning:
Mustard -1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - little
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
 curry leaves-few

Cut vegetable to cubes.
Cook rice & dal cook with 4  cups of water. Once  cooked Remove from the fire and keep aside
Dry roast the spices as mentioned in the ingredients and dry grind it.
Heat a tbsp of oil and add the ingredients for seasoning. When mustard splutters, add onions, green chilli and sauté till it they become transparent. Then add all the vegetables and sauté for a few more seconds.

Now add tamarind extract, needed salt and the masala powder, sambar powder let it boil well till the veggies cooked and raw flavor goes

Then add cooked dal, cooked rice and 4-5 tsp of ghee and mix well and remove from heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with papadam & Raitha.

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