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:

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

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

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Innovative and healthy sambar!

Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Priya Satheesh said... Reply To This Comment

Very Innovative and love this healthy sambhar!!!

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome!

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Wowwww you really rock Priya :) Very innovative and easy one!!
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Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

lotus root in sambar is new to me!! very interesting and sounds delicious!!
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Hari Chandana P said... Reply To This Comment

Looks absolutely delicious and perfect.. nice combination priya :)
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Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

How i wish i had this with rice.

Angie's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Love lotus root! This is so very delicious.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent and irresistible,makes me hungry..

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

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

Anu said... Reply To This Comment

A different way of cooking daily, looks nice.

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy combo dear... n sambhar i love

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Reply To This Comment

very lovely priya...
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Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative and new recipe for me.. Looks very yummy
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ANU said... Reply To This Comment

wow this is something very different and innovative sambar ingredients...luv lotus root..should try this sometime...thanks for sharing!!
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Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

As always you kicked off the magic mingle again.. lovely recipe

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy sambar...thanks for the idea.

Vanamala Hebbar said... Reply To This Comment

new to me....nice dish

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

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

lifescoops said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kitchen Queen said... Reply To This Comment

I alwasy make sambhar with fenugreek seeds while boiling dal and dried leaves in sambhar after tempering. looks delicious.
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schmetterlingwords said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

vrinda said... Reply To This Comment

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

Catherine said... Reply To This Comment

A delicious and healthy soup. Blessings, Catherine

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Such a delectable curry


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Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Wow..excellent preparation dear!!
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Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Very innovative wonderful recipe of lotus root.

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Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Gauri said... Reply To This Comment

OMG sounds soo sinful...looks good too!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly made it priya :)

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

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

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Manju said... Reply To This Comment

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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Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Superb recipe. Very Innovative.Nice click too.

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Faseela Noushad said... Reply To This Comment

awesome dear...