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:

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

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  2. I love my sambhar with veggies and that sounds delicious.

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  3. Yummy Priya,tomato sambar
    My fav comfort food :)

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

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  5. Yummy Sambar,luks colorful and inviting.

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

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

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

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  9. New veggie sambar looks Delicious.

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

    Aaha Oho

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

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  12. Wow very colorful and delicious sambar...

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  13. tats so perfect.. While reading the recipe I can sense its flavor.. delicious!!
    Send it to Sanyukta's event..
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/2011/02/guest-hosting-cooking-with-whole.html

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  14. What a great way to cook the endives!

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  16. what an amazing colur.perfect one

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  17. 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

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

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

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

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  21. 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?

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  22. The sambar looks very different and flavourful.

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

    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  24. very flavorful sambar Priya..looks delicious:)

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  25. Endive is new to me. well, must say..tht sambhar color is amazing
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  26. Look at that color..beautiful flavors!!


    US Masala

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

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

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  29. It looks yummy. Feels like grabbing that bowl..

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  30. 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. :-)

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  31. 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.

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  32. thats a beautiful bowl of sambhaar

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

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  34. Yummy Priya!!! The sambar looks delicious :)

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  35. சூப்பர்ர் போங்க,அசத்தலா இருக்கு...

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

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

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