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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mixed Veg Sambar - a M/W Recipe

Sambar is an Authentic Dal preparation of South India .U can do Sambar with either one of the Vegs or a mix of Drumstick,Brinjal, Ladies-Fingers,French beans, Radish,Carrot(will turn lil sweet) and raw mango etc..This recipe states you a tasty preparation of Simple Veg Sambar using Microwave Oven. Try it at home  and post your comments.U can try Okra(Ladies-Finger) Sambar by adding oil fried Okra pieces in Step 3.Enjoy Cooking at home.Enjoy Ur Meal!BonAppetit!.

Mixed Veg Sambar- Dhal curry made with Vegs and tamarind pulp.

100 gm Toordhal - washed well
Drumstick,Brinjal,French beans,raddish - cut each into 4 pieces lengthwise
1 small onion - sliced
1 tomato-chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida powder
1 green chilli-slit legthwise
5 garlic pearls-peeled - optional
1 tsp any good sambar powder
1 tsp grated coconut
1 cup tamarind extract-from gooseberry size tamarind
1 tsp salt or salt to taste
3 whole red chillies
few curry leaves and coriander leaves
3 small onions-peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp refined oil + 1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp ghee
1/2 litre + 250 ml water

1.Take a microwave-safe bowl,add cleaned toordhal,chopped onion,chopped tomato,turmeric powder,asafoetida powder,green chilli,1/2 tsp cumin seeds,few coriander leaves and garlic pearls.
2.Measure 500 ml water and add it to the bowl.Mix them well and microwave them on high for 20 mins mins.(mix it once after 15th min)
3.Then take another bowl and add tamarind extract(250 ml),sambar powder,salt and Veg pieces.
Microwave this for 5  mins on high.Then take the bowl out.
4.Add Step 3 ingredients to the mixture of Step 2. Sprinkle 1 tsp grated coconut on top and M/W on High for 10 more mins.
5.Take another bowl,add 2 tsp refined oil + 1 tsp coconut oil,chopped onions,mustard seeds,remaining (1/2 tsp) cumin seeds,whole red chillies and curry leaves.Microwave this on high for 2 mins.Take the bowl out and add the seasoning(tadka) to the Step 4 dhal gravy bowl.Mix the Sambar well.
6.Sprinkle ghee on top and garnish with coriander leaves.M/W this on high for 2 mins.
7.Now this tasty Mixed Veg Sambar is ready to be served with Steamed rice.


Saru Singhal said...

Thanks for this recipe. I will try it...:)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot Saru!.

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