Sunday, August 9, 2015

Capsicum Sambar

I thought of trying sambar with different veggies this week.Had been craving for drumstick sambar since we dont get fresh drumsticks here.Thought of finding an alternate for it and here comes the capsicum sambar. Only people who cook really know howmuch taste a veggie can add to a sambar unlike the kormas that we make.Capsicum is a very wonderful veggie with all the taste and vitamin C in it.Got bored of eating it all in chinese cuisine and why dont we try it in our own traditional way.And nowadays every market in india too has capsicum piled up.When I made this sambar(u wont believe)the whole house was filled with this nice aroma.And those who open to just grab a look into it can never leave without tasting it.It was awesome .... :)...How long will you make the boring sambar with brinjal and potato...go ahead and make a difference ...:)

Ingredients :

1.Capsicum - 1
2.Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
3.Small onion - 6-7
4.Red chilli - 2
5.Garlic - 2 cloves
6.Curry leaves - 1 sprig
7.Coriander Leaves - 1 sprig
8.Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
9.Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
10.Sambar powder - 2 or 3 tsp
11.Salt and oil - As required
12.Tomato               -       1

Method :

1. Boil toordhal and keep it separate.
2.Take a pan and pour oil into it.Add Mustad seeds.When it sputters add ural dhal, onion ,curry leaves and capsicum.

3.After frying for 2 minutes,add the water alone from boiled dhal. Then add turmeric powder,chilli powder, sambar powder along with tomato and salt.
4.Leave them to cook for 5- 7 minutes.

5.Then add the boiled dhal to it.
6.Add the tamarind extract and let it to boil for another 7-10 minutes.

7.Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.


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