Faraali sambhar

Posted on July 15, 2009. Filed under: idli | Tags: , , |

Prepared with the base of vegetables instead of dal, this spicy sambhar is perfect with Faraali Idli.

Serves 4-6

To be boiled and blended into a smooth purée
1 cup bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi) cubes
1 cup peeled and chopped potato
1 cup peeled and chopped yam (suran)

To be ground into a faraali sambhar powder
5 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
2 boriya chillies
2 tbsp roasted peanuts
1 tbsp grated dry coconut (kopra)
25mm (1”) stick cinnamon (dalchini)

Other ingredients
½ cup boiled bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi) cubes
½ cup boiled yam (suran) cubes
Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2-3 boriya chilies
1 tsp lemon juice

1. Heat the prepared purée with 1½ cups of water in a deep non-stick pan; mix well and simmer on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes.
2. Add the bottle gourd, yam, ground sambhar powder and rock salt, mix well and bring to boil.
3. For the tempering, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
4. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the boriya chillies and sauté for a few seconds.
5. Pour the tempering over the boiling sambhar, mix well and simmer for another 5 to 7 minutes.
6. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
Serve hot.

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