Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lotus Root Sambhar/Thamarai Thandu Sambhar

I can get easily frozen lotus root/lotus stem from chinese store anytime, this time i prepared sambhar using those tasteless lotus root which turned out super delicious, i just chopped thinly those frozen lotus roots and prepared this usual sambhar just by making a homemade spice powder using few spices..Quick,easy at the same time a delicious sambhar which goes prefectly awesome with rice as well as with idlis or dosas..Lotus roots have numerous health benefits and this root is completely versatile so that u can cook very well as any sort of dishes..

Lotus Root Sambhar

1/2cup Cooked toordal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato(chopped)
1cup Lotus root (chopped)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1nos Green chilli
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1no Dry red chillies
Few Curry leaves
Salt
1tsp Lemon juice
Oil

Roast & Grind:
2tbsp Coriander seeds
1/2tsp Fenugreek seeds
3nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2tbsp Channadal

Dry roast the ingredients given in the list 'Roast & grind' one by one and grind as fine powder, keep aside..Heat enough oil in a vessel, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal,cumin seeds and dry red chillies,add now the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,curry leaves,sauté for few minutes until the veggies get cooked, now add the chopped lotus roots, stir for few minutes, add the grounded spice powder,turmeric powder, green chilli along with salt,cook everything in simmer for few minutes..

Finally add the cooked dal and enough water to the veggies, cook everything in medium flame until the gravy gets thickens,finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..Serve hot with rice..Am running blogging marathon with Srivalli,Reva,Monika,PJPriya Vaasu,Jay & Azeema, do check their space for their yummy dishes..

49 comments:

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

sounds new n interesting recipe.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
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Hey,

Interesting sambar with thamarai thandu...I cant believe you get all this in Paris!!wow...:)

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The Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

Again an innovative recipe from your kitchen... very lovely :)

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

I've heard its rich in calcium. Nice way of using in sambhar. Yummy post :)

dailydelicious said... Reply To This Comment

I never use the lotus root in curry before, this one looks great

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting. luv to have it... but not available here

Madhura Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting!! Never used lotus root in sambar.

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Smita Srivastava said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ... what a lovely n innovative recipe .... I jus love love the addition of lotus root ...

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Lotus root vathal tastes really good. I haven't seen it used in sambar......must've been good.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Creativity has no limits in your case..:)..how nice to make a sambar with those stems!

Jaishree said... Reply To This Comment

I never use the lotus root 0r tasted yet..sounds new to me priya .Very innovative&yummy recipe

kaarasaaram.com said... Reply To This Comment

"Lotus root in sambhar"...talk about innovation...you are a genius when it comes to preparing new recipes...great work..
Reva

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Oh! Have never tried this sambhar before. Now I can buy lotus stem whenever I see it in market.

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Monika said... Reply To This Comment

I love lotus root and lotus stem... sad I dont get it in blore :(

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

new combination lotus root in sambhar looks delicious

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Heard about the lotus root,here chinese people will use this for cooking.Thanks Priya,Will try this sambar.

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

I love lotus stem... Had it in a friend's house as a snack.. Will try to search in an asian market here...

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, priya onnakkuda vittu vaika maateengala...anyway nice sambar...

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Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

A different sambar...looks good..

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

very new to me dear.... want to try it...

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Miri said... Reply To This Comment

Wow - what an interesting combination - I just used lotus root in a Kashmire dish from Anita's blog (Mad tea party). must try this next time

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy sambar! Nice twist in adding lotus roots.

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting recipe..never tried lotus root before..this looks yummy

Mary said... Reply To This Comment

What an interesting recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting...nice one priya

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

I do use it various things but sambar idea i did not get.. ithukuthaan priya venumgradhu.

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

Very innovative sambar..

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

have never cooked with lotus roots before..sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing Priya!


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Subhie Arun said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n yummy sambar...didnt get hold on lotus stem here yet..bt we used to cook ad back home...its chinese healthy choice!

ila said... Reply To This Comment

ho wow... whata different combination yar !!!!
but lovely and delicious :)

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

I've had thamarai thandu varuval back in India! Your sambhar looks awesome!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

A very nice Dish. Very Healthy as well.

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Jay said... Reply To This Comment

looks really delicious Priya..
Tasty appetite

Ameya said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting, but delicious-looking twist on sambhar. lotus root is new to me-must try!!

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

Arumaiyana sambar,...U get lotus root there ?

PriyaVaasu said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious Priya!!! i have some Dried Lotus Root, lemme try some VathaKuzambhu with that!!!!!

azeeskitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I am drooling :-)

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

do u find them in france!? I use to make subji with lotus root nice idea in sambar Priya.

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious, perfect with white rice and poppadums.

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

I don't think I've ever cooked with lotus roots, Priya, although I have eaten them in restaurants. What a delicious inspiration for the new year! Have a fabulous, delicious 2011!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious nice curry.

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

What a fantastic idea! Never tasted anything with lotus roots before..I will surely try this recipe soon..

Soumya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious sambhar...

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

I love when interesting veggies r added to sambar...looks very good!...

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

wow.. never ever knew lotus root can be used for cooking :) brilliant :)

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

Never tasted lotus roots , pic is too tempting !!

LG said... Reply To This Comment

We get a lot of fresh lotus roots here in Singapore and I never tried using them. Good to know about sambar.

simply.food said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely healthy sambhar and so very innovatve with the ingredients.BTW what is a blogging marathon???

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

i never knew that lotus stem can be cooked!! looks great!