December 19, 2013

Menthi Kura Sambar Recipe - Vendhaya Keerai Sambar - Methi Leaves Sambar Recipe

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South Indian Fenugreek Sambar Recipe  IndianSide Dish
Prep Time: 5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4 

  • 1 cup Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1/4 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 Tomato 
  • 1 Onion, large
  • 2 tsp Sambar Powder
  • 1 tbsp Grated Coconut (fresh or dry)
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Marble sized Tamarind Ball
  • 1 - 2 tsp Jaggery, powdered
  • Red Chilli Powder as needed
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Hing
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 2 tsp Oil
  1. Soak the tamarind in water for sometime. Squeeze and extract the juice from tamarind and set aside.
  2. Pressure cook the rinsed toor dal with turmeric and 1/2 cup of water for 3 whistles or until soft.
  3. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the chopped onion and fenugreek leaves and saute for a few minutes.
  4. Then add the tomatoes and water to it. Cover and cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  5. Mash the cooked toor dal.
  6. Add the sambar, tamarind juice, salt, red chilli powder, mashed dal, jaggery and water (adjust to desired consistency). Let it boil well.
  7. Now add the coconut and boil for 2 minutes.
  8. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  9. Add hing and red chilli and stir for a couple of seconds.
  10. Add this to the sambar and combine well.
  11. Serve hot with rice.

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  1. I can eat that sambar with hot rice.. slurrp.

  2. That's perfect for this chilly winters... i m having my dinner now at office and my curry is little less for the rice.. wish u were here hari

  3. wonderfully done healthy dish happy holidays to you and family

  4. Lovely sambar..u have got a grt collection of sambars..will check it out :)

  5. Delicious and inviting sambar.

  6. very different sambar.. usually make sambar with drumstick leaves..:)

  7. I love this version. Will just exclude the coconut ( the hubby hates it)
    One question.... No curry leaves?

    1. I don't add curry leaves or coriander leaves to this sambar. Thanks! :)


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