Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arachivitta Kadhamba Sambhar

Every South Indians have their proper way of making out pappu/dals or sambar..My mom used to prepare many varieties of sambar by making either special spice powder or simply with sambar powder, sometimes she also goes to this arachivitta sambar which tastes exactly like hotel sambar..She used to prepare a big vessel full of this sambar, this sambar goes prefectly from morning breakfast to evening dinner...Yeah, this arachivitta sambar goes awesome with venpongal ,idlies and dosas for morning breakfast, along with hot steaming rice and papads for lunch and with dosas or rotis for dinner, it has been ages i prepared this arachi vitta sambar and i prepared this sambar for our today's lunch served along french beans poriyal and for evening along with dosas..We just loved it..


1cup Toor Dal(cooked)
2cups Mixed Vegetables
1no Onion(chopped)
1no Tomato(chopped)
1tbsp Lemon juice
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil
Curry leaves

For Grinding:
1tbsp Oil
4nos Dry red chillies
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1tbsp Channa dal
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Poppy seeds
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
4tbsp Grated coconut
Few curry leaves

Heat oil in a kadai and fry cumin seeds, channa dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds,red chillies,poppy seeds and curry leaves till they turn golden brown.Allow this mixture to cool and grind it to a smooth paste along with the coconut.

Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds,urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida powder and allow it to splutters..add the chopped onion, chopped tomatoes and fry well, now add the mixed veggies,curry leaves and saute for few minutes..Add the cooked dal along with little water,salt and mix well..Now add the ground paste, turmeric and allow it to cook.

Finally add the lemon juice and garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot!

43 comments:

  1. sambar with coconut.i usually do not add coconut for sambar preparation..this mom's special sambar looks awesome..
    Happy Mother'sday Priya

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  2. i make this every weekend! call it vegetable sambar!

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  3. Wow plenty of seeds in the ground masala. Lovely Arachivitta sambar. Nice pleasant change for the everyday-eats sambhar!

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  4. Hi Priya..
    good to knwo that there are so many varieties of sambhar...well whats the meaning of first 2 words..:)

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  5. As always, your soup is making me drool! Yum!

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  6. Priya,

    Arachivitta kadhamba sambar looks really good. Since it is your mom's recipe it won't fail any time.

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  7. Simple and lovely sambar. This is my favorite too and I rememeber when my mom makes a similar sambar, it was difficult to wait till actual meal time and I used to just take it in bowls and gulp it down :)

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  8. One of my favorites...Looks great and tempting...

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  9. Superb priya..i wanna taste this with idly :)

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  10. my husband's favoutrite....looks so tempting and yammy...few masalas are new to me...

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  11. Sambar with coconut yum yum....I can gulp it down in few minutes.
    Happy Mother's |Day to you Priya :-)

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. I'm weak in making sambars coz I don't really like dhals. Urs is looking so yumm Priya...;)

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  13. mom's recipes r always delicious..no exceptions...

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  14. I like araithu vitta kamdaba sambar! Perfect for anytime as u said!

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  15. This sambar looks yummy... I have not tried to cook sambar yet, but reading your clear explanations and the delicious ingredients, I will definitely try it.

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  16. Yummmmmm delicious looking sambar moms recipes always takes first place...

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  17. love the smell of the grinded masala!!!
    looks perfect dear :-)

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  18. Dal varieties are always welcome, sounds yumm!!

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  19. Love sambar with idli, & this one looks very delicious priya

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  20. ALthough I am no expert in cooking sambar, this one seems to be a unique way of making it! Looks lovely:)

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  21. sambar with coconut...hmm interesting...im sure it tasted brilliant

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  22. The whole dish....even the title, is so new to me! New but so interesting and tempting!

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  23. happy mother's day priya, thanks for the sambar recipe , looks delish

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  24. very nice, homely comfort food

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  25. In my family we drink sambhar...we all love it..first time I came to know that you can use poppy seeds in masala..

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  26. This sambhar looks lovely and delicious I love the elaborate array of spices you have used in the recipe.

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  27. This sambhar looks lovely and delicious I love the elaborate array of spices you have used in the recipe.

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  28. wonder how many ways sambar can be prepared... each region has its own... love this version w/coconut..

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  29. I am crazy about this sambar Priya...looks so tasty and colorful with all the veggies :)

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  30. Sambar looks very tempting,got to make today,loved ur version.

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  31. love this dal with cumin rice...good one...

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  32. super sambhar!! i tried this method with tamarind instead of lemon juice.another time i try to add lemon juice...

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  33. Wow! Priya,i really like this ground masala sambhar,thinking of vadas and sambhar,mouth watering

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  34. Samabr looks very good!! I love this kind of sambar with the fresh home made masala!!

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  35. I love arachivitta sambhar anytime with hot rice :) Looks great priya!

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  36. i often make this version...everyone loves this in our house...photos look gr8!!!

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  37. I was hoping to get an arachivtta sambhar entry for the event and here you are with a fabulous recipe and picture.
    If possible, I will post my version too for the event.

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