June 6, 2013

Bobbarla Sambar Recipe ~ Black Eyed Beans Sambar

Black Eyed Beans / Lobia / Karamani Sambar Recipe:
Cooking Time : 40 mins  
Serves: 5 persons


Black Eyed Beans: 1/4 cup
Onion: 1 big sized
Tomatoes: 2
Sambar Powder: 1.5 - 2 tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Tamarind : small lemon sized ball
Powdered Jaggery: 2 tsp
Dry Coconut Powder : 1 tbsp (optional)
Red Chilli Powder to taste
Salt to taste
Oil: 1 tsp

To Temper:

Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds: 1/2 tsp
A pinch of hing
Whole dried red chillies : 2
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Oil: 2 tsp


1.Wash, rinse and soak the beans in lot of water overnight.

2. Drain water and pressure cook for 3 - 4 whistles with fresh water. Drain and allow it to cool. 

3. Grind or mash the cooked beans and set aside. 

4. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a vessel. Add the chopped onion and chopped tomato and fry for a couple of minutes. 

5. Then add the water and cover with a lid. Let it cook completely. 

6. Soak the tamarind in water and squeeze well to extract the juice. 

7. Add the cooked beans paste, tamarind extract, salt, red chilli powder, jaggery, sambar powder and water (adjust to desired consistency) to the cooked onions. Allow the sambar to boil and thicken. 

8. Now add the coconut powder and cook for another 2 minutes.  

9. Remove from the heat and set aside. Heat oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them splutter. 

10. Now add the red chillies, curry leaves and hing and stir for a couple of seconds. 

11. Transfer it to the sambar and combine well. Serve hot with rice, idli or pongal.


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