Monday, July 12, 2010

Mangalore cucumber Sambhar

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Do not invite me for food, if you have this sambhar in your menu. I swear you will repent! I am going to finish all the sambhar with hot rice and ghee. I just love it. I love the way, it is prepared by Udupi people. I am not giving you the Udupi recipe. It is my version, which I make with home made sambhar pudi or masala.
I use any vegetable which is available at home. But I like it more when I use this Sambhar Kai  or Mangalore cucumber. 
Without much introduction I am coming to the recipe,

Ingredients used 
Mangalore cucumber - 1/2 of one big cucumber, washed and cut into medium sized cubes.
Add little water to cover the cubes and boil for 5 minutes.
Toor dal - 1 cup, cleaned, washed and boiled

To make into fine paste,
Tomato - 1 big, chopped finely
tamarind paste - 1 tsp
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Sambhar powder - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery - 2 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Transfer everything in a mixi or blender and churn it into a fine paste with little water.

For tempering
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder a pinch
Fresh coriander to garnish
Heat oil in kadai. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add curry leaves and ground paste. Fry for 3 to 5 minutes.Add turmeric powder. Add boiled cubes. Mix it properly. Add boiled dal and two cups water. Cook for few minutes. Adjust the seasoning and add some more water if you feel the dal is thick. Cook for at least 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander. 
Serve with hot rice, pickle and paapad.
Sending it to Priya of Enveetu Kitchen who is hosting the event which is started by Jagruti.
Keep Smiling,


Rach said...

Used to have lots of savathekai sambar back in mangalore, Miss them all now :( Looks so yumm!

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so aromatic and delicious sambhar.

kitchen queen said...

slurrrrrrrrrrrp! tempting and inviting cucumber sambar.

Priya Suresh said...

Great looking healthy sambar, delicious!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Sounds tasty. Looks tempting too.

Unknown said...

That presentation is beautiful dear and I love your statement about njot inviting you with this sambhar, too funny !!!

Kiran said...

Wow very delicious cucumber sambar.
Nice presentation.

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite, and my mother makes the best! For Rice there is no other best side dish than this..
No wonder you wrote the challenge of finishing all sambhar!

your method is same as of Udupi people, but sambhar powder making is bit differ.

Certainly a must try!

Satya said...

sambar looks very nice n sounds yummy too...never tried before with this combo...very cute presentation


RV said...

I love udipi style dishes, this sambhar looks very inviting.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love to eat sambhar, and this sounds interesting.

Unknown said...

this is a unique sambar, that too with cucumber and all :).....

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nice sambar...
tat too with Cucumber.. I like tat lil decoration with it.. Cute

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Delicious Sambar!!!! Cute presentation!!!

Ramraj said...

there is no coconut in the recipe. I wonder what kind of a Mangalore sambhar you are preparing

Nivedita Thadani said...

@ Ramraj,
thanks for visiting the blog and for the comments,
if you check the recipe and read it carefully you can get the coconut(more qty). I have mentioned to use Sambhar masala powder and if you click the link for masala powder there is coconut in it.

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