Sunday, February 10, 2013

Udupi Sambar Restaurant Style

This recipe is from 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

Other Ingredients: 

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.


Aruna Manikandan said...

flavorful and delicious sambar :)

Prathima Rao said...

Hearty & lip smacking..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Mahi said...

My all time comfort side dish for idli& dosa! Looks yum!

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