Arachi vitta kuzhambu (sambar)


1 cup cooked redgram dal
1/2 cup tamarind extract
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 cup chickpeas (soaked overnight and cooked)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp sambar powder
Bit of asafoetida
1 small tomato
2 tbsp grated coconut
Salt to taste
Few curry leaves

Heat oil, add mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. When it splutters, add curry leaves and chopped tomato. Cook for a minute and add tamarind juice, salt, turmeric powder and cooked chickpeas. Grind coconut and sambar powder together. Add this paste also the boiling sambar. Finally add the cooked and mashed redgram dal to it and mix well. If the sambar is thin, add a paste of rice flour and water.

Serve with plain rice or a side dish for idli, dosa, upma.
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Kitchen Flavours said...

Chickpea sambar sounds new.....Looks yummy....

Akal's Saappadu said...

arrachu vitta kozhambu with those appalams look perfect, nice simple meal!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Arachi Vitta Kulazhambu looks delicious. Never tried adding chick peas to it.

Chitra said...

pass this plate here,iam drooling:)

Vandya said...

This recipe looks delicious and simple. I have read your other 2 blogs too. You rock!

Vani said...

Chick pea kuzhambu sounds wonderful!

Superchef said...

always made sambar with the sambar powder only..never tried the araachu vitta version..looks yummy!

Valarmathi said...

Wow lovely sambar.

notyet100 said...

yummy platter,

Meera said...

Wow!! chickpeas sambar? Sounds so delicious. I will try it sometime.

meeso said...

That plate looks very good, I like that it has chickpeas!

Poornima said...

i tried it and it came out gud...slightly modified it with adding curry leaves with coconut and sambar powder...thanks for the recipe

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