Recipe: Sunday Special - Udupi Sambar

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Sunday Special Recipe: The Famous Udupi Sambar.



1/2 Cup Toor Dal
1/2 Tsp Fenugreek seeds
1 Tsp Urad Dal
6 Nos Red Chillies
2 Tsps Corriander seeds
5 sprigs Curry Leaves
1 cup coconut (Grated)
30 nos Shallots
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 pinch asafoetida
2 Nos Green chillies
2 cups cut chunks of vegetables (brinjals, carrots, french beans, pumpkin, yam)
2 Tsp tamarind paste
Salt to taste
2 Tsps Jaggery/Salt
Oil as per need


Cooking Instructions :


- Cook the tuvar dal till tender then mash.
- Heat 1 tblsp oil in a heavy bottomed pan and roast the fenugreek seeds till light red, then add 1/2 tsp urad dal and let it saute till they change colour too.
- Add the red chilli and coriander seeds.
- Add a 3 sprigs of curry leaves and the grated coconut and roast.
- They should all turn light brown and aromatic.
- Cool and grind to a fine paste with a little water.
- Heat 1 tblsp oil in a pan.
- Add the mustard seed.
- When they splutter add 1/2 tsp of urad dal and the hing.
- Fry for a minute.
- Add the onions and green chillies, slit and the rest of the curry leaves.
- Add your choice of vegetables Fry till you get a nice aroma.
- Add a little water.
- Cover and cook till the veges are done.
- Extract pulp from the tamarind and add to the vegetables.
- Add salt and crumbled jaggery (you can use brown sugar i think instead) and cook till the raw smell of the tamarind disappears.
- Add the mashed dal and the ground masala.
- Mix weel and add a little water if reqd.
- Simmer for a few mins.
- Serve with dosas, idlis or rice.




Sahana, Bangalore/Udupi

 Missing the Sambar that mom prepares back home. There's no match for the Udupi Sambar!!! All time favorite!!!

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