Arachu vitta Sambar



Ingredients:

Onion – 1

Drumstick – 1 (cut into inch long pieces)

Tamarind – lemon sized ball

Sambar powder – 2 teaspoons

Sesame Oil – 2 teaspoons

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Fenugreek seeds – ½ teaspoon

Hing - ¼ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon

Cooked tuar dal – 2 tablespoons

Salt – 2 teaspoons

To fry & grind:

Coconut – 1 tablespoon (grated)

Dhania – 3 teaspoons

Channa dal – 4 teaspoons

Red chillies – 3

Curry leaves – 10

Method:

  1. Soak tamarind in water for half hour in 2 glasses of water
  2. Squeeze tamarind with hand & filter the water (Throw away the squeezed tamarind)
  3. Heat oil in a pan; add hing & onions fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tamarind extract, sambar powder, salt,  turmeric powder & drumsticks.
  5. Allow boiling till raw smell vanishes.
  6. Mash the cooked tuar dal & add it.
  7. Add the ground paste.
  8. Allow boiling for 5-7 minutes.
  9. Season mustard seeds in a teaspoon of sesame oil
  10. Add fenugreek seeds, fry until golden brown.
  11. Add seasoning to sambar & serve hot.




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