Travancore Sambar Recipe

by Annamma Philipose

Travancore Sambar Recipe

Ingredients:
1. Pigeon Pea (Thuvaraparippu)  1 cup
2. Turmeric powder    ¼ teaspoon
3. Sambar powder    1 tablespoon
4.  Dry red chilly    4
5. Shallot     50 gm
6. Mustard seed    ½ teaspoon
7. Coconut oil     2 tablespoon
8. Asafoetida     ½ teaspoon
9. Drumstick     3
10. Potato     2
11. Tomato     2
12. Cucumber (vellarika)   1/2
13. Salt      As required
14. Tamarind pulp   

Preperation:

Wash and cook the pigeon pea with turmeric in a pressure cooker. 

Add the vegetables cut in small and cook. 

Now add tamarind pulp and salt as required.

When it starts boiling add sambar powder and asafoetida.

Splutter mustard seed in coconut oil, add shallot, dry red chilly and curry leaves. 

When the sambar begins to get thick, pour this over it and remove from fire.

 

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