Friday, March 18, 2011

Shallot Sambhar

Some of our mom's dishes are really very close to our heart na...This shallot sambhar is one among those delicious dishes which my mom cook quite often..My mom is an excellent cook, great home maker who can make number of dishes within a hour,she never get tired even if we have sudden relatives..I can say proudly that none will go back to their home without enjoying her warm and comforting food...She used to go everyday to market to get fresh veggies and greens for making our lunch, she never failed to buy shallots and quite often she makes this sambhar which goes prefectly along with rice and with hot steaming idlies or crispy dosas, i can survive for many days with this sambhar and mango pickle...I prepared my mom's one of the signature dish for our dinner sterday and served this delicious sambhar with idlies...My H soaked his idlies directly to this sambhar and relished his bowl of sambhar...Sending this droolworthy shallots sambhar to Gayathri's Walking Through The Memory Lane & to CWF-Tomato guest hosted by Sanyukta,event by Kiran..

Shallot sambhar

1cup Shallots
1cup Cooked toor dal
1no Tomato (big & chopped)
1tbsp Sambhar powder
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1tsp Jaggery
1/2cup Tamarind extract
1/2tsp Mustard seeds +urad dal
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil

To Roast & Grind:
1tbsp Coriander seeds
1tsp Channa dal
1tsp Urad dal
4nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds
1tbsp Coconut (grated)
1no Tomato (chopped)
1tsp Oil

Heat the oil, roast one by one all the ingredients given in the list 'to roast & grind'..Grind everything as fine paste with enough water...Now heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves, add immediately the shallots and sauté until they turns brown, now add the chopped tomatoes,curry leaves,asafoetida powder, salt,cook everything for few minutes...

Add the tamarind extract, cooked dal,sambhar powder, enough water and bring everything to boil and cook for few minutes..Finally add the grounded paste,cook for few seconds and put off the stove..

Serve hot with rice,ildies,dosas or else with pooris...

40 comments:

  1. Hi ..That soup more interesting and colorful you, I like hugs

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  2. Hey your sambar makes me drool....simply awesome...

    FunWidFud

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  3. Delicious shallots sambhar Priya. My mom too make this one.

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  4. Looks amazing.I always put onions in my sambhar.They taste awesome.Happy Holi dear.

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  5. Haha what a coincidence, I posted sambar too but different. Looks good :)

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  6. ahhh..mouthwatering sambar priya..looks yummy

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  7. sambar looks drooooolworthy priya..mmmmm...and lovely pic...

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  8. Shallot sambar really looks a relish. Delicious with idlies :-)

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  9. cela me semble délicieux avec toutes ces épices
    à bientôt

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  10. That is a totally new version for me.. Looks delicious..

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  11. Lovely recipe , I absolutely love this sambar and mom's recipe means it will be always extraa special:)

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  12. It's NO WONDER ur mom is a great cook after seeing u..I think everyone has some memories with this SAMBAR..LOvely

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  13. Wow...I love this sambar...totally droolworthy!!

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  14. Sambar is such a comforting dish right? I have come across umpteen number of varieties of sambar powder..it just so amazing that just by altering a few ingredients here and there the taste varies so vastly! Yay Sambar !

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  15. The sambhar is looking so inviting, a great recipe.

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  16. Awesome sambhar.. slurp... perfect with idlies... I really like to soak idlies in this one.. :)
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  17. Sambar is my favourite..thanks for sharing your mom's recipe.

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  18. Looks so mouthwatering, one of my favorite sambar. Love to grab that bowl.

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  19. Very colorful and delicious looking sambhar dear. Craving for it. Happy Holi to you and family.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  20. OOh delicious sambhar... i have idlies ready.. please send me that bowl of sambhar :)

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  21. Delicious one am a big fan of this sambhar..

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  22. Happy Holi!!!! lovely sambhar...

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  23. Looks delish ..I really got to try this one ...

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  24. chinna vengaya sambar is my fav- love it anytime!

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  25. wow!! Ullisambar ! just love with Idly and dosa..looks delicious ..

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  26. My favourite sambhar..can any cook as good as our moms? moms are the best.

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  27. Delicious sambar. Love to have it with idlis. Thanks a lot for sending..

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  28. I love this sambar with dosas/idlis... Looks yummy

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  29. Very nice sambhar Priya. i will try grinding tomato with the masala next time.

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  30. When we were younger, all birthday requests to my mom were vengaya sambar and potato roast :) Yummy bowl of sambar!

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  31. Delicious sambar and always our fav one

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  32. yummy sambhar. My favourite is shallot sambhar with dosa.

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  33. Sambar looks so yummy. My all time favorite.

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  34. shallot sambar is too good!..i always like adding shallots or pearl onions!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  35. I posted a very similar shallot sambhar today too..love it!!

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