Coconut Sambar


Thenga archa Sambar / Pacha thenga aracha Sambar/ Sambar with coconut paste. Its the same method of cubing the vegetables, cooking dal and mixing it with the vegetables, but the masala added is grated coconut, chilly powder , jeera and a few shallots, and tastes totally different from the usual sambar, and in which coriander seeds and coriander powder is totally avoided.

Ingredients:
3 cups Vegetables( 1 big potato, 1/2 cucumber, 1 carrot, 4-5 beans, 2 brinjal, 4-5 okra, 1 drumcticks, 1/2 snake gourd, few pumpkin pieces, 3-4 green chillies)
1 cup toor dal
1 cup shallots halfed / big onion cubed
1 1/2 tbsp tamarind juice ( from a lime sized tamarind pulp)
2 pinch of asafoetida/ hing
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
oil

For Grinding:
1 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp jeera
3 shallots

For Tempering:
1/2 tsp mustard
3-4 red chillies
few curry leaves

Method:
Pressure cook the dal adding hing, turmeric powder and 2 shallots. ( adding shallots adds on extra flavour, its optional ).
Soak the tamarind pulp and extract the juice and keep it aside.
Cut all the vegetables into cube size , boil it adding very little salt.
Add the cooked dal to the vegetables also adding the tamarind extract.
Grind the ingredients for the masala to a fine paste, add it to the dal - vegetable mix and cook.
Heat oil in a tempering pan add mustard, red chillies and curry leaves, when the mustard starts spluttering transfer it to the cooked sambar.
Serve hot with rice, pappad and pickle.



34 comments:

  1. Sambar looks yummy yumm..Never tried Sambar with coconut ;-) Congrats on your awards :-)

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  2. delicious!!! i have never tried this..sounds gr8...looks really tempting..

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  3. Mmm.. one of my favt sambar da! Photo looks delicious!

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  4. Congrats da,Samabar adipoli aayirikkunnu!!

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  6. Love the masala added in sambar! Nice color dear!

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  7. Hi Priya.I have never made sambhar with fresh coconut. Looks good. I have always loved the taste of freshly ground masala.

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  8. nice sambar recipe..next ethu try cheyyanm:)

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  9. Nice sambar recipe..in our area v dry roast coconuts and spices ,will try ur easy version next time

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  10. I have never heard of this sambar... I can say that it must taste great from the very looks of it :-)

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  11. Sambhar looks so delicious Pria!

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  12. Coconut sambhar looks great dear, perfect for idly and dosas!

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  13. Looks delicious pria...will try ur version this time...

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  14. Nice one.. I do it with light fried coconut..Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love this type of Sambhar :) Your's look delicious!

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  16. Arachuvita sambar is my fav.. But I have never added Shallots for grinding! Looks absolutely yummy :)

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  17. Really superb photo..this is perfect for idly and dosai

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  18. Congrats on ur awards,different Sambhar,looks good

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  19. Such a delicious sambar...droolworthy dish Pria..

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  20. first time here...this coconut sambar looks yummy to me...never tried tho...next time when i make a sambhar will try with coconut...liked your template too..very different from others...

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  21. The sambar should be very tasty with coconut and delicious too I am sure.

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  22. Passed by your blog, a nice one. This is the same way even I used to make sambar. Yummy and delicious. Being a vegetarian, enjoying your veg recipes.

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  23. Just loved your sambar!Stop by my blog sometime.Great blog!

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  24. wow! that looks yummy!
    check out the oats series round up and i welcome u to join with us in the Variety Rice series going in my blog!

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  25. Coconut is my favorite and in sambhar its sure to be a winner!

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  26. hi Priya, I was googling 'different sambhar'. Yours is truly a winner! started to follow ur blog!

    kind regards,
    Poorna

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  27. Bumped in here through foodie blog,and liked it a lot,u have an amazing space,awesome collection of recipes.Sambar looks enticing and sounds delicious...Got to try this...

    Great going...Keep Rocking....

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  30. this looks great must add coconut to sambhar

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