2010/01/30

ARACHUVITTA SAMBAR / SAMBAR WITH ROASTED MASALA



INGREDIENTS:

Toor dal - - 1 cup
Red chillies -- 2
Pearl Onions- 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1
Tamarind -- small lemon size
Mustard , Jeera , Methi seeds -- 1 tsp each
Garlic cloves -- 6
Pumpkin -- 1 cup (chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves to garnish.


FOR GRINDING :

Heat a spoon of oil in a pan . Roast these ingredients in the the following order one by one separately .

Coconut pieces -- 4
Channa dal -- 1 tsp
Red chillies -- 10 - 12
Rice -- 1 tsp
Sesame seeds - -- 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - - 1 tsp
Jeera and Peppercorns - 1/2 tsp each
Salt to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Pressure cook toor dal , garlic cloves , chopped pumpkin and chopped tomato with a spoon of oil and turmeric powder for 4-5 whistles and keep aside. Allow the steam to leave .

2) Heat oil in a kadai . Add Mustard,Methi seeds and Jeera . Once it splutters , add red chillies and chopped onion .Saute till tender .Add curry leaves .

3) Then add dal mixture to it . Add tamarind extract and salt with little water .

4) Finally add the grinded masala and mix them well . Cover with a lid and cook in slow flame till the oil separates out .Garnish with coriander leaves .

Serve hot with rice / dosa /idli.
This goes to Priya's Cooking with seeds -- Sesame Seeds .

25 comments :

Rachana Kothari said...

mouthwatering sambar...looks great too:)

Usha said...

Looks delicious !

simply.food said...

This looks delicious and so inviting.

jeyashrisuresh said...

adding sesame seeds and peppercorns to the masala pastesounds intersting and quite new.will try next time

Preety said...

homemade masala always add a special touch and flavor to the dish

Devi Meyyappan said...

Yummy Sambar!!.. I love sambar made this way :).. looks so tempting!!

Yasmeen said...

The roasted spices must be so much more flavorful :D

Gita said...

Sambar looks very tasty Shama...nice presentation:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never tried sambar with garlic,will sure try,sounds good!

sowmya.s said...

long time I made this..maybe I will make this for lunch today..looks yumm.

Valarmathi said...

Yummy sambhar, looks tempting and delicious.

shanthi said...

Perfect and tempting

Nandini said...

Slurp! I'll drink the sambar!

PALATABLE said...

Looks perfect and yummy,shall give it a try.

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Jagruti said...

Delicious and yummy sambhar...very healthy too..:-))

Rohini said...

Sounds so interesting... And looks too tempting :)

Devasena Hariharan said...

Never tried out peppercorns, coconut, garlic in sambars. nice try

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

tasty yummy sambar. looks good.

AdukalaVishesham said...

the masala gives it a nice and distinctive taste... your sambar looks really good..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Araithu vitta sambar looks so perfect. My favorite always:)

Swapna said...

I can almost smell the sambar.. that is great...

Tina said...

Delicious and different sambar...

Priya said...

Tempting sambar, adding sesame seeds in sambar sounds yummy..thanks for sending to CWS..

Akal's Saappadu said...

araithu vitta sambhar looks delicious, my favourite one for rice and appalam!!

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

HI Shama,
Thanks for the recipe. Tried that out today and came out really well. Thanks for the recipe. My hubby liked it a lot!

http://abikitchen.blogspot.com/2010/05/arachi-vitta-sambar.html