- Dal: 100gm
- Tamarind : 50gm( size of a big lemon)
- Asafoetida: Small piece
- Onions: 4 nos (Chop into small pieces)
- Tomatoes: 4 nos ( cut into small pieces)
- Carrot: 1 no ( cut into small pieces)
- Potatoes: 2 nos ( cut into medium sized pieces)
- Brinjal : 2 nos ( cut into medium sized pieces)
- Ladies’ Finger : 5 nos ( cut into medium sized pieces with 3 cm in length)
- Drum stick: 2 nos ( cut into medium sized pieces with 3 or 4 cm in length)
- Green chilies: 4 nos (sliced)
- Curry leaves: 4 to 5 stems
- Coriander leaves: as required
- Grated Coconut: 1/2 coconut
- Turmeric powder: 1 tbs
- Sambar Powder: 4 to 5 tbs
- Mustard seeds:1 tbs
- Salt: as required
- Red chilies : 2 or 3 nos
- Oil: as required
In a bowl take 1/4 cup water( you can use hot water also) add tamarind into it and set aside to soak. After 15 to 20 minutes mix the tamarind with hand in the bowl itself. Then you will get a pulp of mixture. Remove the seeds from it.
preparing coconut paste:
In a frying pan pour 2 tbs of oil, once get heat add the grated coconut, stir it continuously until turn the color into brown. You can add curry leaves also with coconut. In a mixer add the coconut and required water to make it a thick paste. Keep it aside.You can mix the coconut without frying.
You can shallow fry the ladies finger in oil before cook it.
Cook dal in a pressure cooker(for 1/4 cup of dal use 1 cup water). Wait for 2 whistle . Then off the flame.
After that, in cooker or heavy bottom vessel add the cooked dal, add Onions,potatoes , cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add piece of Asafoetida into this. Then add drum stick and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Then add carrot, Ladies’ Finger, Brinjal, Tomatoes, and Green chilies. After 2 minutes, add sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt into it and mix well. Pour filtered tamarind mix now and mix it well. Boil the mixture once bubbles form on the top add coconut paste. Mix it well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, once form the bubbles Off the flame.
In a pan add 1 table spoon of oil, once hot add the mustard, 2 red chilies, and 2 stems of curry leaves fry it well and add into Sambar. Then add chopped coriander leaves.
Tasty sambar is ready. Serve with rice, idli, or vada…