Monday, January 24, 2011

Eggplant & Snakegourd Sambhar

I tried this unusual combo for sambhar since there were some leftover snakegourd pieces and eggplants..For my surprise this combination tastes marvellous when served with hot steaming rice topped with ghee and with fried papads, we had a fabulous lunch today..This sambhar was absolutely comforting,goes awesome even along with rotis,idlies or with dosas..Sending this delicious sambhar to Healing Foods-Eggplant guest hosted by Kavita, event by Siri..

Eggplant & Snakegourd Sambhar

1no Eggplant (chopped)
1/2cup Snakegourd (chopped)
1/2cup Cooked toor dal
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (ripen & juicy)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Sambhar powder
1tsp Lemon juice
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
3nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Curry leaves
Chopped coriander leaves

Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal,dry red chillies and asafoetida powder, add immediately the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes, slit opened green chillies, salt,sauté everything for few minutes until the tomatoes turns mushy,now add the chopped eggplant pieces,chopped snakegroud pieces, sauté for few minutes until the veggies get half cooked..Add a cup of water, sambhar powder to the veggies,bring everything to boil,finally add the cooked toor dal to the veggies, cook until the veggies get well cooked...

Finally add the chopped coriander leaves,lemon juice to the sambhar, put off the stove..Enjoy with rice and papads..

36 comments:

  1. This is indeed an unusual combination of veges...looks good though!!!
    Reva

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  2. yum yum..perfect with some hot steamed rice :)

    US Masala

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  3. Indeed a diff combination... this turned out so good..

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  4. Thats a very different combi of veggies .... Perfect for my event ...
    http://seasonedndressed.blogspot.com/2010/12/event-healing-foods-eggplant.html

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  5. vankai potalkai sambar too good...love it!...I love vankai in sambaar!

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  6. The gravy of this dish look so delicious. A bowl of steamed rice will be perfect to accompany this dish.

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  7. Delicious and drool worthy sambar..comfort food,love it.

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  8. Snakegourd in sambar with eggplant is new combo.. should try this new sambar instead of my usual snakegourd kootu..

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  9. looks yumm- i have added snake gourd too to sambhar once due to lack of other veggies; this sounds good ! adding lemon juice to sambhar is new to me !

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  10. Sambhar makes me drool dear! Perfect with some rice and nethili! hehehe ;)

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  11. Adding Eggplant with sambhar makes it a yummy combination. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  12. I agree.. This is not a common choice of vegetable for Sambhar.love the new combo!!! looks delicious!!!

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  13. wow I din't know that snake gourd could be used in sambar.. looks yummmy :)

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  14. Nice combo .Feel like having it with rice and ghee

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  15. Delicious eggplant and snake gourd sambhar Priya. love both vegetables.

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  16. snakegourd in sambhar is very interesting and awesome :)

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  17. Sambhar Looks colorful & delicious Priya. love it!

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  18. Its my favorite :) Loved your recipe


    Cook Healthy

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  19. Wow my kind of comforting food for the cold climate here in CBE....looks so comforting:)

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  20. Nice sambar dear..sambar is one thing that any veggie can be put in..

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  21. I have never added snake gourd in sambar. Very innovative idea..

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  22. sambhar with snake gourd sounds different

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  23. Love podalanga sambar,looks great Priya.

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  24. I have yet to try snake gourd (love that name!!) and sambar with eggplants sounds delicious!

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  25. what a comforting sambar priya... goes well with rice or hot soft idlis..

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  26. Sambar looks delicious and thats a nice combo of veggies..

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  27. Very delicious and comforting sambar..Love the combo of eggplant and snake gourd..Perfect with Idli and Dosa..

    G
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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