Friday, March 22, 2013

Amaranth Stalks & Raw Banana Sambhar

Amaranth leaves are quite often used in South Indian cuisine, when the leaves are cooked along with dals or as simply as stir fry or else as mashed curry, we wont trash out their stalks aka stems.Once we remove the leaves from the stalks or stems, immediately we will broke the stalks as small pieces and use them in making dals,gravies or else as stir fries. So obviously if you get amaranth greens, you will get use of this greens completely and you will just trash their roots in case if you buy with their roots.

Last week, i picked a super fresh amaranth green from Indian stores, back home i prepared a simple stir fry with their leaves and used their stalks for making this delicious sambhar. Since i had some raw banana aka plantain, i just included them to this aromatic sambhar. This dal goes awesome with rice,rotis and even much more prefect with South Indian breakfast foods like Idlis and dosas.Sending to my event CWS- Dals and  Healthy Diet-Go green guest hosted by Amurta.


2cups Amaranth Stalkes (cleaned and chopped as medium sized pieces)
1no Raw banana/Plantain (cubed)
1cup Cooked toordal
1no Onion (chopped)
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,curry leaves,cook for few minutes until the veggies get cooked.

Now add the raw banana cubes cook for few minutes.

Add the tender amaranth stalkes with 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.

35 comments:

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

I will finish the whole bowl... So delicious Priya

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~ Lopa said... Reply To This Comment

That looks really delicious, i have never tried sambhar with raw banana before..may be 'coz i am not a fan of bananas but DH loves them so may be will give it a try.

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

Never come across raw banana sambar before.. Nice one..

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

yummy recipe...tempting

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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Nice different combo of vegetables in sambar..

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

Nice different combo of vegetables in sambar..

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Very unique sambar recipe aks :) must be so good, love your click too

Deeksha said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting combo. Sounds good.

Lavanya T R said... Reply To This Comment

Nice innovation.
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Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect pics.Very different sambar...

PT said... Reply To This Comment

nice clicks dear :)unique combo..

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

very comforting bowl of sambar!!! perfect with hot steaming rice!!
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Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious sambar,too gud recipe...

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

New and unique combo dear. Very nice.

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

Sambar looks very good. Good one...

Sebeena Loyd said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, looks so delicious.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Unique combo of veggies in Sambhar.. Very interesting and delicious, Akka!

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

flavorful smabhar!!

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo!

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Looks delicious..I would enjoy this with some hot rice.

Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

Sambhar looks yumm...

Kadhyaa said... Reply To This Comment

Priya drooling....:)

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

very innovative sambhar variety :) will surely try this recipe once.. lovely click aks :)

Priya Elias said... Reply To This Comment

The sambar looks so delish Priya. I would gladly finish off a bowl :)

Saranya Balaji said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried raw banana sambar before..Its new recipe to me sis and unique...Looks delicious...

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

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Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Superb taste..

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

ça a l'air délicieux bravo
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Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

nice combo, sambar looks delicious.

Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious raw banana sambar.

Shobha Kamath said... Reply To This Comment

Very interesting combo! Looks gr8! I am sure it tastes good too.

Dhanish Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

A wonderful recipe! That is something I have never tasted..Very tempting!

Sona - Quick Picks said... Reply To This Comment

sambaarrrr !!!! my favourite..what ever goes in...nice clicks as usual, Priya!

Hasna said... Reply To This Comment

i always thought that there should b all those mixed veg. to make sambar... nw ths s something new fr me

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Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Delicios, love greens and banana combination