Monday, October 13, 2008

Bendakaya Sambar (Okra Sambar)



INGREDIENTS

1 cup toordal ( cooked and mashed)
2 tbs oil
1 cup okra ( washed and chopped )
1 small onion ( chopped)
1 tomato ( chopped)
1 tsp tamarind paste
1/2 tsp turmuric
2 green chiilis
1 tbs sugar or jaggary
cilantro
salt

Masala powder

1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp mtr sambar powder
1 tsp coconut ( fresh or dry)

Tadka

2 tbs oil
3 cloves of garlic crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds and musturd seeds
1/2 tsp methi seeds
2 dry red chillis
curry leaves
pinch of hing




METHOD
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Heat 2 tbs oil in a pan , add green chillis , onions, okra pieces ,sautee on medium flame for 10 min until okra is cooked
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Now add tomatoes , tamarind paste , coriander powder , sambar powder , coconut , turmuric and salt, sautee everything for a min
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Add mashed dal , required amout of water ( appr 4 cups), jaggary and cilantro
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Let it simmer for 10 min
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Now add tadka by heating 2 tbs oil ,add cumin seeds ,musturd seeds, methi seeds ,dry red chillis, garlic, curry leaves and hing, pour over sambar
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DONE serve hot with rice

27 comments:

Happy cook said...

Give me a plate of rice, i would be perfectly happy eating with this sambar

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy yummy sambar.. :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Love to have them with hot rice and some ghee. Looks great YUM!

Divya Vikram said...

Breathtaking pic Sagari!

Usha said...

Okra in sambar is my favorite, actually okra in anything is my favorite :)....your sambar looks absolutely delightful :)

Priyanka said...

i have only had the plain sambhar...never tried it with okra...the pic looks tempting

Cham said...

Love okra sambar. looks yum

Sharmila said...

Great looking sambar!And I like the cute spoon too. :-)

Nidhi said...

Sambhar is looking very yummy. But the pics top that. Beautiful!

Jaishree said...

sambar looks Perfect & yummy.. Nice pic sagari:)

sunshinemom said...

What a tasty looking sambar!

Shreya said...

I love this, my fav sambar. Perfect recipe too, what an amazing colour..

Priya said...

Wow wat a lovely colour..love the clicks..yummy sambar...

Bhawana said...

looking tempting and delicious Sagari. nice clicks.

DEESHA said...

i love okra sambar .. looks amazing .. lovely color too

Rosie said...

A scrummy sambar :)

Rosie x

raaji said...

this looks so yummy.....i make bendakaya pulusu(curry).....adding toor dal is the only difference.....

Suma Rajesh said...

looks really tempting nd i lov bendies in sambhar..looks perfect...

vandana rajesh said...

Yummy sambhar sagari. Sambhar with dosa or rice is a anytime treat.

Indranee said...

What a lovely recipe Sagari...drooling on the photo!

G.Pavani said...

thanku so much sagari for visiting my blog...
okra sambar is my hubby's favourti one i loved the way u presented

ANJALI J. said...

sambhar looks so tempting.. i would rather call it a soup, cos its a great appetizer.

deepu said...

Comfort food for anyday especially a winter meal !! loved the pics .. a new one to try.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Uma said...

wow, looks so mouth-watering. Stunning pics.

Gita's Kitchen said...

Hi Sagari,
The photo looks awesome. The sambar looks so yummy :)

Lavi said...

this is my all time favourite sambhar..btw, your egg curry was so temptfull..

farida said...

Okra is a great vegetable:) Sagari, Your recipe sounds very interesting. I should give it a try someday.