Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Belgian Endives & Tomato Sambhar

Belgian endives are usually used raw in salads,these endives are also called as chicory ..I recently tried out making Sambhar with those endives along with some carrots and tomatoes as those Belgian endives leaves are bitter, these creamy white leaves may be served stuffed, baked,boiled,cut and cooked in milk sauce,apart from that i never heard making our Indian style dishes with this bitter leaves, thats y i tried out making this sambhar which turned out super delicious,the addition of cubed carrots completely masked the bitterness of the endives and we enjoyed it  for our lunch with some papads and pickles, we loved it..Am gonna make a variety of dishes with this bitter Belgain endives..Sending to CWF-Tomato guest hosted by Sanyukta,event by Kiran..

Belgian Endives Tomato Sambhar

2nos Belgian Endives (medium size, chopped)
2nos Carrots (chopped)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Tomatoes (ripen and juicy)
1tsp Sambhar powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
Few curry leaves
1cup Cooked toor dal
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
3nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt
Oil
1tsp Lemon juice

Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal,cumin seeds,fry the dry red chillies,curry leaves and asafoetida powder,until they turns brown..Add the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,sauté until the veggies get well cooked, add the chopped Belgian endives,chopped carrots,salt and sauté everything until the veggies get shrinks..now add the cooked toor dal,sambhar powder, coriander powder,salt and enough water,bring everything to boil,cook the sambhar in simmer until the veggies get well cooked..

Finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..Enjoy this sambhar with papads and rice...

45 comments:

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful color, Priya. Love to grab that bowl .

Suman Singh said... Reply To This Comment

I love my sambhar with veggies and that sounds delicious.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Priya,tomato sambar
My fav comfort food :)

Maria said... Reply To This Comment

Love all the flavours and spices in this dish, so fragrant!

Lauren Montanaro Norster said... Reply To This Comment

it looks so vivid and warm!

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

delicious flavours Priya

Saras said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy sambar dear..

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Sambar,luks colorful and inviting.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

We don't get often this endive here. Should be tasty!

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious sambar...

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

Looks so lovely and comforting..

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Plateful said... Reply To This Comment

Your curry looks simply delish. Sambar is one of our favorite curries.

Soumya Vineeth said... Reply To This Comment

Taste is tickling my buds now! Looks quite spicy n tangy!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

New veggie sambar looks Delicious.

Malar Gandhi said... Reply To This Comment

Good one...delish

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

Rich color and attractive bowl of sambar. Heard about endives, but never tried.

Aaha Oho

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

these leaves r new to me..never used b4 ..but luved the colour and flavour of ur sambhar !

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow very colorful and delicious sambar...

Reshmi said... Reply To This Comment

tats so perfect.. While reading the recipe I can sense its flavor.. delicious!!
Send it to Sanyukta's event..
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Zoe said... Reply To This Comment

What a great way to cook the endives!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Never seen these leaves. But all I need here is a bowl of rice to finish this smabar...yummy

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

what an amazing colur.perfect one

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

When I tried those leaves for the first time at a friend's place my hubby hated it :-)never thought of using it in sambar..cool

archana said... Reply To This Comment

Everytime i come here, you surprise me with your refreshing take on Indian recipes, i love it.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

this is something new to me!...the sambar looks yummy tho!
Smitha

SravsCulinaryConcepts said... Reply To This Comment

Love sambar with veggies..This looks yummy and absolutely delicious !!!

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, never knew that endives were belonged to the chicory genus! Did this enhance the color of the sambar? This is not the same we use in our Indian coffees is it?

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

The sambar looks very different and flavourful.

Sunshine said... Reply To This Comment

endives in sambar! that's some interesting twist... I would love to dip some hot idly or spicy vada on that sambar

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Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

very flavorful sambar Priya..looks delicious:)

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and colorful!!!

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Rachu said... Reply To This Comment

Endive is new to me. well, must say..tht sambhar color is amazing
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aipi said... Reply To This Comment

Look at that color..beautiful flavors!!


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Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Never knew wat r belgian endives...:)
sambar looks yummy..

sinfullyspicy.com said... Reply To This Comment

Endives in a sambar? Wow..thats very innovative and lovely color

Sailaja said... Reply To This Comment

It looks yummy. Feels like grabbing that bowl..

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

That is a delicious and innovative sambar! I love both sambar and endives, so if they are combined together,I really would love to eat it asap.
Btw, I think if you remove the bottom of the endive (the hardest, core part) it removes some of the bitterness. :-)

notyet100 said... Reply To This Comment

sambhar looks delicious

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me but the colour is so attractive I want to dip my spoon into it. On second thoughts a ladle will be better.

SMN said... Reply To This Comment

thats a beautiful bowl of sambhaar

Kadhyaa... said... Reply To This Comment

thats a yummy bowl of sambhaar. i would love to have it with rice and pappad

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy Priya!!! The sambar looks delicious :)

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர்ர் போங்க,அசத்தலா இருக்கு...

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I made this today. The taste was great but a bit bitter. So I added 1tsp sugar.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

The recipe was great but a bit bitter.So I added 1tsp sugar.