SNAKEGOURD SAMBAR

Snake gourd sambar is the today's special in our blog. This is the best accompaniment with hot steamed rice and ghee. The method is very simple as we do in other sambars. the only thing differet is the vegetable that is snake gourd. It gives wonderful taste to sambar.


How to make this yummy sambar? Let us check out..

Ingredients:

Snake gourd one medium size
Toor dal or mazoor dal 100 gms
Mustard seeds one spoon
Cooking oil one table spoon
Shallots one cup
Sambar powder one tablespoon
curry leaves one sprig
Hing one pinch
fenugreek powder one pinch
Coriander leaves chopped one tablespoon
Tamarind extract two cups
Tomato one

Procedure:

Pressure cook the toor dal or cook mazoor dal in a wok with one spoon of turmeric and three drops of castor oil.

Wash the snake gourd and remove the central pulp and cut into half equal size lengthy bits.
Cut into half ring shaped pieces.
Peel off the shallots and chop longitudinally.
Heat the wok with any cooking oil and add mustard seeds.
Let us wait to splutter.
Add shallots, curry leaves, snake gourd bits.
Saute for a while until the shallots turn translucent.
Add Sambar powder and hing.
Pour the tamarind extract and chopped tomato and salt.
Allow to boil for two minutes.
Add cooked dal with two cups of water.
Let them combine together and boil for another five minutes.
Check the taste of salt and adjust if needed.
Add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Transfer the cooked sambar into a serving bowl.
You can have it with idlies, dosai, or any other main dish. It will taste perfectly with hot steamed rice and ghee.

Do try.














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