Paruppu Kuzhambu (sambar)


1 cup cooked red gram dal
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
A bit of asafoetida
Few curry leaves
A medium lemon sized tamarind soaked in water
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp sambar powder
Vegetable of your choice like potatoes, colacassia, raddish, sweet potato, pumpkin, capsicum, drumstick
1 medium tomato chopped

Heat oil, add mustard and fenugreek seeds. When it splutters add asafoetida and curry leaves. Add the tomato and vegetables and cook for 2 minutes. Add tamarind juice, turmeric and cook covered till the vegetable gets soft. Add salt, sambar powder and finally the cooked dal and mix well. You should have a thick sambar, else you can add a paste of rice flour and water to it and allow it to boil. That will make the sambar thick.

Serve with rice or breakfast.

This is my contribution to the Food in colours: Red event hosted by Sunshinemom.

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Sireesha said...

A Treat is waiting for u at my blog:))

Sambar looks delicious.....

Priti said...

Sambar looking gud and tasty too..& fenugreek seeds in sambar?

Purva Desai said...

sambhar looks really inviting...

Usha said...

Sambar is always a favorite at my place,yours looks delicious :)

Reviewer said...

Looks delish :)

SriLekha said...

kolambu is looking so good!

Sagari said...

sambar looks very comforting easycrafts

sowmya said...

sambar an all fav at my place. Loved your tofu masala too.. Btw, awards for you in my blog!!

notyet100 said...

nice one for the event ec,,

SriLekha said...

a surprise waiting for u in my blog!

sunshinemom said...

Lovely - sambar is my fav too! Thank you EC:)

Sunshinemom said...

Hi EC, do look up the red roundup when you have time. Waiting for some sumptuous dishes for the next colour green:)

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