January 31, 2006

Veggie Sambar with Fried Curd Chilli....HMmm Spicy!!!

Wow!!!Veggie Sambar with the goodness of different veggies is really a healthy choice to make for a satisfying lunch or dinner.I just love the combination of Sambar with fried curd chilli otherwise known as Mor Molaga in Tamil..The stuff needed for this recipe should be certainly found in your own pantry.

Ingredients needed

Drumsticks-15 nos(cut into 2)
Frozen Peas- 1/4 cup
Frozen Butter Beans-1/4 cup
onion - 1 big(thin but small slices)
tomato - 2 med
indian g.chillies- 5
tamarind - juice about 1 cup
jaggery - 1 tsp
toor dhal- lilttle less than 2/3 cup
MTR sambhar powder - 2 tblsp or more acc. to taste
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
seasonings- mustard,cumin,hing,curry leaves,ginger-garlic paste
oil - enough for frying
salt - for taste


Heat oil in a pressure pan. Once oil is hot add mustard seeds and let them crack completely and then add cumin and once they pop add hing and 2 sprigs of curry leaves.Now add onions.Let them fry for a while say 5 min and now add ginger-garlic paste(about 2 tsp).Fry nicely till u get a good flavour from the mixture and then add turmeric powder.Now stir it up and add tomatoes and fry nicely and now add veggies ,toordhal,tamarind juice,water,salt,sambhar powder,jaggery and defintely check for taste at this point and add if anything else is required.Now close the pan and pressure cook for 4 whistles or until neccessary. This is one of the easiest and tastiest sambhar you could prepare in just minutes....So for the fried curd chilli I take about a tblsp of oil and heat it until its smoking hot and add the curd chilli and it immediately turns dark brown in color and i rotate it so it completely turns brown like in the picture and i remove them and follow the same for the rest of the curd chilli and Wallah!!!! a delicious sambhar and crunchy curd chilli is ready for you to dish on......I love this recipe and hope you like it too......


Priya said...

Looks great, I am on it right away

Kay said...

BSDN, Welcome to the world of blogs! :) Your pictures look very appetising.

BDSN said...

Hi Kay...

Thanks for your warm welcome!!!
Look forward for more posts everyday...

BDSN said...

Hi Priya...

It sure is great..Thanks for your comment...Look forward for more interesting posts

Garam Masala said...


Welcome to blogland. Good Luck and I look forward to reading your posts!

Courtney said...

Would you happen to know how much tamarind concentrate would you use as a substitute? I've Never been quite sure!

BDSN said...

Hi Courtney..
Sorry I missed your comment..
Tamarind concentrate is usually pretty thick and very sour(because of tartaric acid).So use carefully.For this recipe I guess anywhere from 1/2 T to 1 T will be more than enough.If you feel doubtful you can dissolve 1/2 tblsp of concentrate in 1 cup of hot water -mix thoroughly-check for sourness and can add more...I appreciate your question..Pls do try this recipe and let me know..

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Caligula said...

OK, don't laugh. What are drumsticks? I thought this was a vegetatrian recipe.