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:

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

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

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  3. Very different kind of sambar. Looks so yummy..

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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  6. thats an interesting sambar...healthy and yummy1

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  7. 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

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  8. wow, that is super delicious looking.

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  9. What a droolworthy bowl of sambhar there!

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

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  11. très riche en saveurs, j'adore
    bonne soirée

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

    Thanks friends..

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  13. Liva beans sambar looks delicious. Priya.

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

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  15. Looks great Priya..

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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


    US Masala

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

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  18. 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 :)

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

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  20. lilva beans in samber unique one dear

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

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

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

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  24. Bowl full of protien.. Very innovative!

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  25. 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

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  26. lilva bean sambhar looks spicy and delicious!

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  27. Delicious looking sambhar with liva beans.

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

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

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  30. 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.

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

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

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

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  34. Sambar with beans interesting recipe Priya...

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

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  36. Thats one lovely and new sambar to learn.. delicious

    Aaha Oho

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