Monday, June 1, 2009

Pachai payaru Sambar

Green gram sambar became my favorite after tasting it in a friend's house . It was yummy to the core with those soft thick dosas and from then I longed to test run it in my kitchen. However did not get a chance to make a sambar with whole green gram and end up with just a chutney. Finally one day I tried this and it came out very well. Actually I made it with venn pongal.
Pardon me for my poor picture:( My camera didn't do any justice.
Hope everyone loves a sambar loaded with tons of fiber!



Ingredients:
Whole green gram (with skin) - 3/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind- an amla size
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
asafoetida - a pinch
salt - to taste
Brinjal - 2
Tomato - 1
curry leaf - 1 brig
oil - 1 tsp
mustard seed - 1 tsp
cumin seed - 1/2 tsp

Method:
Soak the green gram for whole night or let it germinate.
Pressure cook it along with 2 cups of water , asafoetida , Turmeric powder, chopped onion for 5 whistles or till the green gram becomes tender.
Once the pressure gets released, mash the cooked dhal with cumin seeds gently using a ladle .keep aside.

Heat oil in a wok. Splutter the mustard seeds.
Add few curry leaves and fry the chopped vegetables for some time.
Then add the tamarind extract, chilli powder, coriander powder and bring it to a boil.Add salt to taste. Let the vegetables get cooked.
Add 2 cups of water.

Then add the mashed green gram and switch off once the sambar comes to a boil.

Green gram sambar is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as side dish with Venn pongal , Idly , dosai.

34 comments:

Gita said...

wow...ven pongal with pachai parupu sambar...thats a yummy combination dear! The sambar looks so delicious :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very new to me,cool idea! Looks nice and healthy one Viki!

Happy cook said...

Neve rhad sambar with green gram; it sounds so yumm.
I can imagine the delicous taste.

Nandini said...

Wonderful combo! Healthy version sambar! Kalukkunga!:)

Priyameena said...

Sambar is very unique..I bet it will taste awesome..

Prathibha said...

Never did sambar with green gram...hmmm..looking yummy..

Sweta said...

Never tried making sambar with green gram-good idea :)

Vrinda said...

Never tried sambar with green gram,looks great...

Malar Gandhi said...

I love it, green gram very healthy to include in diet everyday...

Mangala Bhat said...

very new recipe to me ..lokks yummy and healthy Thanks da

Mangala Bhat said...

very new recipe to me ..lokks yummy and healthy Thanks da

Pooja said...

Wow healthy sambar! Never tried with sprouted green gram. Will definitely give this a try next time!

Chitra said...

Definitely it shud taste well, becoz its ur preparation.Iam not kidding ..iam telling the truth because i've tried idly-sambhar restaurant type from ur blog and it was super yummy.Iam going to write this in my next post under tried & tasted section.. U are attracting me with varieties of sambhar..too good:) Thanks a ton viki..Will try this also!!

Varsha Vipins said...

This sounds n looks good Viki..I never thought green gram could make a yummy sambar..:)

Nithya Praveen said...

Very new to me....lovely idea.Never thot abt using green gram in sambhar.Thanks for sharing!

Priya said...

Yummy sambar packed with proteins!!!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Viki, this sounds so nutritious and yummy!!! I have only had this but never made this b4... I shall make use of your recipe soon!!!

Chef Jeena said...

Gorgeous sambar I love all of the ingredients yum.

Priya said...

hi Vicky..I dont like cooking with green gram dal much.But this sambar recipe sounds different and delicious! I am going to try it tomorrow. Thanks
http://borntohog.blogspot.com/

kittymatti said...

lovely recipe..very healthy...

sowmya said...

good one..will make this sometime..

Superchef said...

i sometimes use the yellow split moong dal but this one ive never tried...must be really delicious!

Suparna said...

hi viki,
Sambar with green grams wow! I've made dal with green gram ..must try sambar, thanks for the idea viki :)
The snap is good donworry! don't we all know u cook up fingerlicking stuff :)
keep rocking!
TC

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

really interesting recipe... the pic looks great.. :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sounds new....looks simple and drool worthy.....

Priya said...

i Vicki, As promised..I made your green gram sambar with some changes of my own. Please check it out!
Thanks!
http://borntohog.blogspot.com/2009/06/green-gram-sambar-moong-dal-sambar.html

Parita said...

Wow green gram sambhar looks delicious..never tried making sambhar with greem gram..love it with rice

Viki's Kitchen said...

Thanks for your encouragement my friends.
Priya: Thanks for trying this . Hope u like it.

Kalai said...

Healthy sambar.I never tried veggies with green gram sambar.

foodcreate said...

This is one of recipe you can't make once! Delicious:)

Thanks for sharing your recipe with all of us:)

Welcome~~~
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sangeeta said...

i eat my green gram almost everyday.but green gram sambar is new for me....sounds nice.

Yasmeen said...

Sounds perfect with Ven Pongal and a whole lot fiber too with the skin on gram:)

Anu said...

Very new recipe to me... loved it!! Healthy too...

ganga said...

healthy sambar