Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lilva Beans & Tomato Sambhar

I recently picked a packet of fresh lilva beans from chinese store, eventhough they are frozen..i love this green lilva beans very much and havent had them since a long,needless to say that i was very happy to get this rare precious lilva beans..I wanted to make them as curries or either gravies,finally i went to prepare them as varuthu aracha sambhar along with some tomatoes, both together works out wonder and the picture itself will say how tasty this gravy was..Since i prepared a special spice powder for making this sambhar it doesnt need sambhar powder and the taste was totally different from the usual one..Yep as usual i tried adding some different spices to prepare the special spice powder for this gravy in which i have added some anardana seed powder to give them a slight tanginess..We enjoyed this sambhar with papads and rice, loved it...Sending to CWS-Hyacinth beans guest hosted by Siri.


Fresh Lilva beans sambar

1cup Toor Dal(cooked)
2cups Lilva beans
1no Onion(chopped)
3nos Tomato(Juicy & chopped)
1/2tsp Lemon juice
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds+Urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Salt
Oil
Curry leaves

To Grind:
1tsp Fenugreek seeds
2tbsp Coriander seeds
5nos Red chillies
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Asafeotida powder
1tbsp Channa dal
1tsp Anardana powder
1tbsp Grated coconut

Dry roast all the ingredients given in the list 'to grind' one by one and grind as fine powder and keep aside...Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds,urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida powder and allow it to splutters..add the chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and fry well, now add the lilva beans,curry leaves and saute for few minutes..

Add the cooked dal along with enough water,salt and mix well..Add now the enough grounded spice powder, turmeric powder,cook until the beans get well cooked..Finally add the lemon juice and garnish with coriander leaves..

44 comments:

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy ..what are lilva seeds by the way ?

Jaisy James said... Reply To This Comment

curry looks yummy

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

I never knew how to make a perfect sambar dear. This is so mouthwatering! :D

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

looks wow

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Very different kind of sambar. Looks so yummy..

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Sambhar looks so tasty and colorful . Already contemplating how soon to have it.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Love the addition of anardhana powder,flavorful and yummy sambar.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

thats an interesting sambar...healthy and yummy1

Taste of Beirut said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy and so comforting!

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

I've never seen or heard of lilva beans. I had to use wikipedia to find out what they are. Now that I know I can keep my eyes open for them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow, that is super delicious looking.

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

What a droolworthy bowl of sambhar there!

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice twist on sambar with beans.looks delicious .Must have tasted very good!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

très riche en saveurs, j'adore
bonne soirée

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

@Shoba, lilva beans are surti papti lilva..else do check through google dear..

Thanks friends..

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Liva beans sambar looks delicious. Priya.

savitha ramesh said... Reply To This Comment

Sambhars are my favourite

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering n so delicious sambar...innovative dish with beans

Gayu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya..

Gayu
http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks simple, healthy ad delicious….yum. I love it.


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Peggy said... Reply To This Comment

Don't think I've ever seen lilva beans! I think I'll be on the lookout for them though!

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

These lilva beans are so abundant here that I never fail to buy them every time i go to the farmers market.I either make masala gravy or dry curry with it.This sambar looks so different and very tempting.Bookmarking it :)

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said... Reply To This Comment

This looks superb... I am so hungry :)

Moogie said... Reply To This Comment

I'm never disappointed when I come to visit your blog.... yum.

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

lilva beans in samber unique one dear

indianspicemagic said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious sambar

Saras said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & tasty dish...........

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative sambar.....thanks for sharing priya.

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks rich and delicious priya!!!! adding anardhana to sambhar, thats a nice twist dear!!!!

Veggie Hut said... Reply To This Comment

Bowl full of protien.. Very innovative!

Ushnish Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Dear Priya
How are you? I liked your comment at my blog. Stay in a House boat in Kumarakom..that is fun..
I like this unusual sambar recipe...let me check what is Lilva bean and will try.
have a nice week

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

lilva bean sambhar looks spicy and delicious!

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious looking sambhar with liva beans.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful and healthy sambar..nice twist,looks delicious.

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Sambar with lilva beans seems a great idea Priya. Delicious...

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

priya, i have seen surti papdi in indian stores. never bought as i didnt know what it was. i am going to try this. looks so yum.

Lena Rashmin Raj said... Reply To This Comment

i didn get wt beans is dis.. let me search its image in google.. as usual snap is too tempting.. :)

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,its me again.Made this for lunch yesterday.Very tasty.Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe :)

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and delicious looking sambar. Perfect with plain rice alongwith papad.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Sambar with beans interesting recipe Priya...

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

delicious sambar, yummy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

wow, what a delicious presentation. The color and everything about it is sooooo tempting.

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

Thats one lovely and new sambar to learn.. delicious

Aaha Oho

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

very nice and delicious one..