Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CARROT AND BEETROOT SAMBHARO / GUJARATI SAMBHARO / GUJARATI WARM SALAD


Sambharo is a Gujarati warm and crunchy stir-fried salad served as an accompaniment with the meals or with snacks like fafda, papdi and dhoklas.  It is made with grated or finely diced vegetables like cabbage, carrot, beetroot, raw papaya and radish either separately or combined together. A simple tempering of mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves is added along with finely chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, salt and lemon juice for flavouring.


Ingredients:
Beetroots .... 2 small
Carrots ....... 2 small
Muskmelon and pumpkin seeds .. 1 tsp each (optional)
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Fenugreek / methi seeds .. 1/3 tsp
Asafoetida ... a generous pinch
Curry leaves ... 1 sprig
Green chillies ... 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Lemon juice .... 1 tbsp (add more if you like)
Salt ........... to taste
Oil .......... 2 tbsps


Method:

1. Wash, peel and grate the carrots and beetroots.




2. Roast the muskmelon and pumpkin seeds and set aside for garnishing.








3. In a pan add the oil and add the mustard seeds, methi seeds and asafoetida.






4. When they crackle add the curry leaves and the green chillies.







5. Tip in the grated vegetables. Saute for a minute.







6 Season with salt and lemon juice. Keep stirring for half a minute. The vegetables have to remain crunchy. Do not overcook them.







7. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves.








8. Garnish with roasted seeds before serving.








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8 comments:

  1. Adding beetroot is a nice touch, makes is more healthy!

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    1. Yes dear.. definitely a healthy one !
      Thanks.

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  2. Sambharo looks delicious. Adding beetroot to the carrots is such a good idea. perfect to serve as a side or salad. Like you, I like to leave mine crunchy to have in my sandwiches.

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    1. Thanks Mina. We really like this salad and make it regularly.

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  3. The colour of this sambharo is what attracted me to it. I adore a colourful platter and these easy warm salad style root veggies will be the best addition to my plate.

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  4. Lovely colour of sambharo and also love the twist to the original version where you've used beetroot instead of cabbage.Can enjoy your carrot and beetroot sambharo as a warm salad on its own as I'm a big fan of beetroots.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri. Same here. We also love beetroots.

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