Kugan's kitchen of forumhub.
Kavitha,who is the author of Kugan's kitchen is one enthusiastic cook and her thread is one of the popular threads in forum hub..Ive tried many recipes of hers and they never let me down.Thanks Kavitha!!
Roast and grind to a paste:
Coriander seeds - 1 ½ tsp
Dry red chillies - 6
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
Coconut grated - 2TBSpn
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Green chili- 1 , slit into 4
Curry leaves - A sprig
Onion - 1 medium size,diced.The original recipe called for shallots
2 drumsticks, cut into 3 inches in length -Didn't have drumstick,so added carrot,cauliflower and green pepper.I microwaved carrot and cauliflower for 4 minutes
Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
Water - 1/2 cup
Tamarind - lime sized ball.Soak in water and extract about a cup
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Toor dal - 1/2 cup cooked and mashed
Salt to taste
Heat oil in a pan.When hot add mustard seeds.When it pops,add the urad dal,slit green chili,asafoetida and curry leaves.
Now add the onion and saute for 2 minutes .Then add green pepper and saute.Now add the carrot and cauliflower and a little bit of salt.
Then add the tamarind extract,turmeric powder and jaggery and simmer for 10 minutes,
After the raw smell of tamarind goes off,add the mashed toor dal and the masala paste and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.You can add a 1/2 cup of water if the sambar is thick and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
Garnish with coriander leaves.Serve with idli or dosa.