Arachu vitta sambhar (with fresh podi)

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Arachu Vitta Sambhar


For the podi:

Coriander seeds/dhaniya 3tsp
Channa dal 1.5 tsp
Urad dal 1.5 tsp
Dried red chillies-4 to 5 (depending on taste)
Vendhayam/Methi - 4-5 seeds
3 tsp grated coconut
Oil-5 tsp

Fry the above ingredients in a little oil and make a powder in a mixie.

To make the Sambhar:

Mustard 1 tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Extract of tamarind(1 lemon sized ball)
Choice of veggies+ 1 tomato
1/2 cup toor dal
Turmeric 1/4 sp, hing 4 dashes
Jaggery (gur) 1/8 tsp


Add the remaining oil, 1 tsp of mustard seeds, curry leaves, choice of veggies, 1 tomato. Fry well. Add the extract of 1 lemon sized ball of tamarind. Add turmeric, hing. Let it boil well till the raw smell of tamarind vanishes. Add the fresh sambhar powder. Let it boil. the sambhar will start thickening. Add 1/4 cup of cooked toor dal. Simmer for a few min. Add jaggery 1/8 tsp. Garninsh with coriander leaves.

Serve with rice and cooked seasoned veggies on the side.


Neeharika said...

I came across your blog via google.Your blog is very nice.I love tamil sambhar.I used to eat in restaurants.Basically i am from Andhra.So i don't know how to make tamil sambhar.I will defintiely try your recipe and let you know.
I have one suggestion.You have mentioned 1/2 cup toor dal.if you specify the type of cup you are using(rice cup etc),that would be great

kittymatti said...

hey niharika..I meant rice cup..If u like it less dally...even 1/4 cup would be good

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