|Published||Jul 4, 2011||Cooking Time||35 Minutes|
|Recipe Type||Veg-Main||Preparation Time||30 min|
|Ingredient||Coconut||Standing Time||35 Minutes|
In Traditional kerala sambar, the main ingredient is the coconut. Coconut when fried to the right amount, grinded to fine paste and when seasoned in the coconut oil gives you the right Sambar.
Recipe of Traditional Kerala Sambar!!!
|Cumin Seeds(jeera) Optional||a||Pinch|
|Red Chillies For Grinding||4 or 5||Numbers|
|Red Chilli Powder||1||Teaspoons|
|Shallots( Cheriya Ulli) For Grinding||3||Numbers|
|Shallots(Cheriya Ulli) For Cooking||7||Numbers|
|Cooking Oil(coconut Oil Preferred)||4||Teaspoons|
|Tamarind Juice( Half Lime Size Of Tamarind Soaked In 1/2 Cup Of Water)||1/2th||Cup|
|Tur Dal( Thuvara Parippu)||3/4th||Cup|
|Urad Dal (uzhunnu Parippu)||1/2th||Teaspoons|
|Red Chillies For Seasoning||2||Numbers|
|Curry Leaves(kariveppila) Or Corriander Leaves||10 or 15||Leaf|
Method of cooking: 1. Cook tur dal by adding turmeric powder, hing and a bit of salt with enough water ina pressure cooker for about 4 whistles or until dal is completely cooked. 2. Simultaneously, half boil the vegetables( Drumstick, potato, shallots 7 in number) in another vessel with sufficient water to get cooked.Do not add tomato now. 3. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a frying pan. Fry the shallots(3 in number) and grated coconut till the coconut turns brown in colour. Now add red chilli powder, corriander powder and cumin seeds. Again fry for about 2 minutes. Now grind this fried mixture into fine paste. 4.Once dal is completely cooked mix these half boiled vegetables to dal. Now add tomato and salt as required. Boil it with enough water with the lid closed. Wait for 3 minutes. 5. Add tamarind juice and make it to boil without closing the lid. Slightly increase the flame. 6. Once fully boiled add the grinded mixture. 7. Now, reduce the flame slightly and boil it for 2 minutes. 8. Heat 2tsp of oil in a frying pan and add the seasonings(mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, urad dal, curry leaves & red chillies). 9. Finally, add these seasonings into the boiled mixture. 10. The traditional kerala sambar is now ready to serve.
Sambar is a very common dish prepared on a daily basis at many homes in Kerala. It is also one among the main dishes in any occassion or festivals. To tell you, it is one of my favourite dish. I learned to cook sambar from my MOM. Trust me, i have not had sambar tastier than what my mom made. It is this very same recepie that i would like to share with you. Initially i used to make sambar with the sambar powder that is available in the market. But it is no where near to the one we make traditionally by grinding the coconut mixture. That inspired me to learn it the right way. That also inspired me to share with you and hence this recepie for you!!! There is a cooking tip i wud like to give you, " To get the best output adding ingredients to the right measurement is very important but cooking with the right passion and love will yield you more!" Hey one more thing, do try this recepie and let me know whether it helped you the right way!!!