Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lotus Root & Fenugreek Sambhar

I was planning to make a flavourful dal based curry called sambhar with lotus root, obviously i went to chinese store and picked them from frozen section. Yesterday we got a mail from Vaishali about our this month's Magi Mingle challenge with fenugreek and coconut as magic ingredients, first thing came to my mind is to make some sambhar with lotus root and fenugreek. I love fenugreek in sambhar and i do add everytime while making the tempering for sambhar, this time i used fenugreek seeds in both my tempering and in my spice powder i prepared specially for this sambhar.

Yep instead of using sambhar powder, i prepared a spice powder with coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, dessicated coconut,dry red chillies along with asafoetida powder. This sambhar tastes simply awesome when served along with hot steaming rice topped with ghee and fried papads. We had a fabulous and slightly bitter lunch yesterday, since bitter is better to health its really wonderful to have this kind of dishes once in a while in your diet.


1cup Cooked toordal
1no Onion (chopped)
1no Tomato(chopped)
1cup Lotus root
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
1tbsp Fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
2nos 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
3tbsp Dessicated coconut

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 pressure cooker, let splutters the mustard seeds, urad dal, fry the fenugreek seeds,cumin seeds and dry red chillies,add now the chopped onions,chopped tomatoes,curry leaves,cook for few minutes until the veggies get cooked.

Now add the lotus roots cook for few minutes, add enough grounded spice powder,turmeric powder 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 with lid closed until the gravy gets thickens.

Add the lemon juice and put off the stove.

Serve hot with rice and papads.

45 comments:

  1. I knew it it had to be you. The first to post something. How do you make things so deliciously and quickly.

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  2. oh wow!..this looks too good...my mouth's watering!..and as always Ptiya..u beat everyone!

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  3. Innovative and healthy sambar!

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  4. We make dal with it and it looks so yum ...

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  5. Very Innovative and love this healthy sambhar!!!

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  6. Je n'ai jamais cuisiné le lotus.
    Un plat plein de saveurs dans une marmite très très jolie.
    Ca donne envie de passer tout de suite à table.
    A bientôt

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  7. yummmmm... kicked off the magic mingle...

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  8. lotus root in sambar is new to me!! very interesting and sounds delicious!!
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  9. Looks absolutely delicious and perfect.. nice combination priya :)
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  10. Love lotus root! This is so very delicious.

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  11. ive never made lotus roots at home, definitely not heard of this kind of curry, looks very nice

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  12. Excellent and irresistible,makes me hungry..

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  13. Very new to me !!! Looks so inviting !!!!

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  14. A different way of cooking daily, looks nice.

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  15. Healthy combo dear... n sambhar i love

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  16. Very innovative and new recipe for me.. Looks very yummy
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  17. wow this is something very different and innovative sambar ingredients...luv lotus root..should try this sometime...thanks for sharing!!
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  18. As always you kicked off the magic mingle again.. lovely recipe

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  19. yet to try recipes with lotus root priya,love this yummy recipe...

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  20. Never tried cooking with lotus root,looks yummy and healthy .

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  21. Healthy sambar...thanks for the idea.

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  22. Never heard of this recipe...looks nice...

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  23. I love lotus roots, but sadly we dont get them here in maldives, didnt realise that they go well with spices.

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  24. beautiful sambar...good idea of using lotus roots :)

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  25. I alwasy make sambhar with fenugreek seeds while boiling dal and dried leaves in sambhar after tempering. looks delicious.
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  26. Lotus root - available in chinese stores?? Hmm, this is a very gud news to me. Let me check it if it is available here. The sambhar looks incredibly delicious and flavourful Priya :)

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  27. Lovely sambar.never tried or tasted lotus roots,had seen them at Chinese store,will giv a try...

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  28. A delicious and healthy soup. Blessings, Catherine

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  29. Such a delectable curry


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  30. Very innovative wonderful recipe of lotus root.

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  31. Looks so homey. I never cooked anything with lotus root. Should try it soon.

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  32. Knew lotus roots are good for health. Never tried in our Indian dish. Thanks, now I will give a try>

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  33. OMG sounds soo sinful...looks good too!

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  34. perfectly made it priya :)

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  35. The spice powder sounds interesting. I am still at the thinking phase....

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  36. Unique combination.. Seems to be very delicious.. Love it..

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  37. i know a friend who loves lotus roots...and that too in a sambahr, I'll definitely go for this one :-)

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    Manju
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  38. Superb recipe. Very Innovative.Nice click too.

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