Saturday, July 2, 2011


Asafoetida- 2 teaspoons
Toor daal(arhar daal) – 1 cup
Green chillies : 4
Small onions-10
Ladies finger:5
Tamarind( vaaLan puLi in Malayalam)- one table spoon
Sambar powder(eastern is one of my favorite brands)- two table spoons
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Red chilly-3
Curry leaves –a handful
Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
Salt- as needed
Red chilly powder- one teaspoon
Coconut oil- 4 teaspoons

Soak tamarind in half cup of good water.
Cut all the vegetables except ladies finger and cook with arhar daal, turmeric powder, salt, green chillies, red chilli powder, asafetida.
Cut the ladies finger and fry in one teaspoon of coconut oil and add to the cooked veggies. Boil it.
Now take a fine juice of the soaked tamarind and add to the curry. Boil it.
Then make a paste of the sambar powder in half a cup of water and add that to the curry. Boil it.
Now heat coconut oil in a pan, splutter mustard and add red chillies and curry leaves in to that and give a shallow fry.
Pour this in to the curry and mix well. Sambar is ready.

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