Saturday, 28 May 2016


This is a super version of Kongu traditional Sambar. Lady's finger sambar is the tastiest side dish in our villages. The vegetable used in this sambar is Lady's finger. It gives a unique taste to the sambar.  Each vegetable gives its own  peculiar taste to the sambar. Drumstick sambar is having different taste.This sambar has its own exclusive taste.


Lady's finger 10 nos
Toor dal or Mysore dal 100gms
Cooking oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Tamarind extracted  two cups
Tomato dices one
Asafoetida one pinch
Salt required
Shallots one cup
Curry leaves one sprig
Sambar powder two spoons
Turmeric powder one spoon


Pressure cook the dal with turmeric and castor oil one spoon.
Take the tamarind extract from the soaked tamarind.
Cut the ladysfinger veggie into long pieces.
Peel off the shallots.
Heat the pan with the cooking oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to crackle.
Add shallots and curry leaves.
Saute for a while.
Add lady's finger pieces.
Saute until the okra/lady's finger veggie shrunken.
Add tamarind extract, asafoetida and sambar powder.
Bring to boil for some time.
Add salt.
Add Cooked dal mixture.
Adjust with  one cup of water.
Let the mixture boils until the veggie cooked.

Vendaikkai sambar is ready to serve with topped ghee and steamed rice.


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