Sunday, August 12, 2007

Vendakai(Lady's finger/ okra) and Murungaikai(drumstick) Sambar

Ingredients :
For the Seasoning :
Oil -2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves-15 nos.
toor dal -1 tsp
Vendhayam-1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1 tsp.

For the sambar:

Vendaikai - 3 nos.(cut into bite sized pieces)

Murungaikai -1 nos(cut at pod intervals)

tomato - 1 big(cut small)

small onion -10 nos(skinned).

Corriander leaves -a handful for garnishing

asafoetida powder - to sprinkle a little

sambar powder - 2tsp

salt to taste

green chilly -3 (slit /chopped)

Toor dal -50 gms

Tamarind- a marble sized ball


Soal the tamarind in water for a few minutes and extract the juice.keep aside

Cook the toor dal Till totally mashed pods seens just a paste .

Cook the vendakai ,tomato and murungakai and onion in a cooker(easier ) till a single whistle .

Heat oil in a kadhai .
When it turns smokey ,First add the mustard seeds .
When they start sputtering add the rest of the ingredients .
Stir well.

now add the cooked dal and vegtables,chilles, add a cup of water ,tamarind extract.

add sambar powder ,salt. simmer 3 minutes .

Sprinkle asafoetida powder and mix throughly .

Garnish with corriander leaves .

serve with rice / idly / dosa /pongal /chapati .

1 comment:

TBC said...

Nice sambar recipe. I too add drumsticks. Sould try it with okra soon.