Wednesday, 19 July 2017


Indian Broad beans sambar goes well with hot steamed rice. Topping up of one spoon of fresh cow ghee enhances its taste!


Broad beans 50 gms
Mysore dal/Toor dal 75 gms
Sesame oil one tablespoon
Mustard seeds one spoon
Shallots 10 nos or Bellary onion half chopped
Curry leaves 10 nos
Asafoetida one pinch
Turmeric one spoon
Castor oil four drops
Sambar powder one tablespoon
Coriander leaves chopped half cup(optional)
Salt to taste
Tamarind one gooseberry size
Tomato medium size one


Soak the tamarind in two cups of water.
Wash the Indian broad beans and remove the fibre from the both sides.
Chop the veggie into three parts.
Cook the Mysore dal with four cups of water, one spoon of turmeric and four drops of castor oil.
You may pressure cook the Toor dal with three whistles and simmer the flame for few minutes. and Switch off the flame.
Take the extract of tamarind.
Now heat the heavy bottomed vessel with oil over a medium flame.
Add mustard seeds to crackle.
Once it starts to crackle, add onion, curry leaves, asafoetida, half a spoon of turmeric and sambar powder in a low flame.
Add the beans and saute for few seconds.
Pour the tamarind extract and tomato dices.
Add salt required.
Allow boiling for five minutes.
Transfer the cooked dal content with water to the vessel.
Check the salt.
Add coriander leaves (optional).

Now the Indian Broad Beans Sambar is ready to have with hot steamed rice.

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