Posted by Allrecipeshub on Sep - 29 - 2018 under Uncategorized
Ingredients
    To Cook dal
  • Toor dal – ½ cup
  • Tomatoes – 3
  • Garlic pods – 5
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Sesame Oil – 1 tsp
    • To Make Sambar
  • Sesame Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Bhindi / Okra / Vendakkai – 1 cup
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
  • Dry Red chillies – 3
  • Shallots – 6
  • Green chillies – 4
  • Few curry leaves
  • Sambar powder – 2 tbsp
  • Hing / Asafoetida – 1 tsp
  • Required salt
  • Tamarind – small gooseberry size
  • Jaggery – 1 small piece
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • Cuisine: Cooking time: 30 mins Serving: 6 people

    Vendakkai sambar

    Vendakkai sambar/ Bhindi Sambar : Vendakkai / ladies finger sambar is one of my favorite sambar.You can replace ladys finger with other vegetables like drumstick,brinjal, kohlrabi,radish etc.Each vegetable gives a unique flavor to the sambar.I made it with homemade sambar powder which gave extra  flavor and taste to the sambar.Please try this at home and share your feedback😊

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    Directions

    • To Cook Dal : In a Pressure cook, add soaked toor dal with enough water, tomatoes, garlic pods, turmeric powder and few drops of oil.Pressure cook for 2 whistles or until done.I prefer my dal not to be very mushy.Set aside.

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    • Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in hot water for 10 minutes and extract the juice.Keep it aside
    • To fry Bhindi/ Vendakkai :Clean and pat dry ladies finger with a clean kitchen towel. Cut into 1 inch pieces.
    • In a pan, heat oil and add okras and some salt. Saute okras till the color changes slightly browned and the stickiness disappears.Keep it aside.

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    • To make Sambar: In a pan, heat some oil and temper it with mustard seeds, cumin seeds , fenugreek seeds and dried red chillies.
    • Add shallots, green chillies and curry leaves and saute for a min or two.
    • Add fried okras and saute for a min
    • Add Homemade Sambar powder, Hing/Asafoetida and salt and saute for about a min or two.

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    • Add the dhal and Tamarind juice and mix well. Close the lid and allow it to to boil for about 5 to 8 mins.

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    • Finally add a small piece of jaggery(which enchances the taste) and chopped coriander leaves.

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    • Delicious Vendakkai / Ladys finger sambar is ready. Serve it with idli / dosa or rice.

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    Notes

    • Jaggery enhances the taste of sambar
    • Adding ghee to sambar adds more taste and flavour to the sambar.
    • Adding sambar powder and frying along with veggie gives a nice flavour.
    • You can add any vegetable of your choice for this sambar.
    • Add extra  chilli powder if your sambar powder is less spicy.

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