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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Independence Day Special 2 - Methi Sambar

Independence day Special - 2 and the item name is "Methi Smabar".

This is a simple and tasty sambar that goes in combination with my Tiranga bhaji and steamed rice with crunchy potato chip. This was our lunch for today, Celebrating the occasion of our freedom.

You will need :

Fenugreek leaves ( methi) - 1 bunch
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
Urad dhall - 1 tsp
Chana dhall - 1 tsp

turmeric powder - 1tsp
Red chillies - 2 nos
Asafoetida ( Hing) - ½ tsp
Tamarind - 1 lemon sized ball

Thuvar dhal - 1 cup
Sambar powder - 1 ½ tsps
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Salt - ½ tbsp
Jaggery - to taste


Cook the thuvar dhal in cooker and keep it to cool.
Soak tamarind in water squeeze and make a paste. Add more water to this and bring to a boil.
Clean & wash the methi leaves after removing the stems & keep
aside. Chop well.

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, urad dhall,
channa dhall, broken red chillies, turmeric powder, asafoetida, sambar powder & curry leaves &
saute. Add the methi leaves and fry well, till the raw smell goes off from the methi leaves.

Add the tamarind extract, and bring to a boil.
Add salt & jaggery & boil well. Now mix in the cooked thuvar dhal and let the it boil well till thickens.

Serve with steamed rice papad and bhaji.

1 comment:

Sharmi said...

yummy looking methi sambar!! I call it methi pappu. either way its delicious.