Monday, November 17, 2014

BROCCOLI SAMBAR


Sambar is a dish that is made everyday in South Indian homes as it is served with breakfast items as well as lunch. So each day a new variation is made with the addition of varied vegetables. Today I have tried it out with broccoli.

Ingredients:
Toor dal ..... 1 cup
Tamarind juice .... 2-3 tbsps.
Jaggery ....... a small piece.
Tomato ................. 1
Onion ................... 1 ( or small onions)
Broccoli ........... 1
Green chillies .... 1-2
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp.
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp.
Salt ................. to taste.
Coriander leaves ... handful.

For tempering :
Mustard seeds ..... 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds ........ 1 tsp.
Asafoetida ............ a pinch
Dry red chillies .... 2-3
Garlic ............. 2-3 cloves
Curry leaves ......... a sprig
Oil

To make sambar powder:
Dry roast:
Coriander seeds ... 1 tsp
Cumin seeds ........ 1 tsp.
Methi seeds ........ 1/4 tsp
Dry red chillies .... 2
Chana dal ............. 1 tsp.
Dessicated coconut ... 1 tbsp.
Cloves ................... 2
Cinnamon ... a small piece.

Method:
1. Soak the toor dal for 2-3 hours. Cook it in the pressure cooker( 2-3 whistles)
2. Dry roast and grind the sambar powder and keep it aside.
3. In a pan heat a little oil. Add the tempering ingredients. when the seeds crackle, add the onions and stir fry for 1 minute.Now add the crushed garlic, tomato and the dry spice powders and mix well.Add the salt, jaggery, tamarind juice, broccoli and dal. Bring to boil adding sufficient water. Simmer until the broccoli pieces are cooked.(any other vegetable of your choice can replace the broccoli)
4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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12 comments:

  1. Broccoli sambar....totally Indianized. ..yumm

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  2. Wow, what a delicious way to use broccoli. We love sambar so it is a good way to sneak in some broccoli for hubby as he doesn't like it too much. He definitely will not refuse to have it in a sambar.

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    1. True, I do the same when hubby avoids eating something.

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  3. This looks delicious. I love broccoli and love it eating it raw or cooked. Adding it to sambar is such a great idea. I am certainly going to try your recipe soon.

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    1. Thanks Mina. Even I love broccoli but I like it lightly sauteed with lot of garlic.

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  4. Since we get so much broccoli in season, it will be easy for me to try this broccoli sambhar.

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  5. This broccoli aruchivitta sambhar looks so good - definitely worth a try as we r fans of sambhar

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