Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Broccoli Sambar

Serves 3
Sambar is really the queen of south indian gravies.It can be prepared with almost all vegetables and tastes simply amazing. This is just one simple variety of sambar!

Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1 medium
Sambar powder - 3 - 4 tsp
Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Hing - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Broccoli - 1/2 a medium one
Tamarind juice -  juice squeezed from a small marble soaked in 1/2 a cup of water for 30 mins
Coriander leaves - 2 sprigs
salt - as needed

Mustard - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Fenugreek - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
oil - 2 tsp

-In a pressure cooker, add the chopped onion,chopped tomato,dhal,Hing and turmeric powder with 1 cup of water.Cook on high for 1 whistle and simmer for 5 - 7 minutes.Mash it.
-Cut the broccoli into small florets.
-In a pan,heat the oil and splutter all the tempering ingredients.Add the broccoli florets , 1 tsp salt and saute on medium heat for 5 mins.
-To this add the mashed dhal mixture and the tamarind juice and mix well.
-Add the sambar powder and coriander leaves and mix well. Let it boil on low heat for 10 minutes.
-It's done !.Check the recipe for sambar powder here.

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