Saturday, 13 April 2013

Pacha Sambar

Pacha Sambar loosely translates to Green Sambar or Green Lentil Stew. I saw this recipe in Aparna's blog. I was actually surprised when she wrote that this is a recipe from Kerala. I had never heard of it. Decided to give it a try. I am not sure if it quite tasted like Sambar to me. It was more like a lemony dal, tasty nevertheless.


Potato 2
Tomato 2
Green Chilli 4
Toor Dal 1 cup
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves chopped 1 cup
Methi leaf 1/4 cup (i used 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi)
Lemon Juice 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Mustard 1 tsp
Hing a little
Dried Red Chilli 2
Curry leaves 2 sprigs

Method of Preparation

1. In a pot, add cubed potatoes, tomatoes, slit green chillies and some water. Bring to a boil.

2. Add chopped coriander leaves and methi leaves.

3. Cook till the potatoes are nearly done.

4. Pressure cook Toor dal with enough water. Give it a whisk.

5. Add to the pot of sambar along with some salt. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Switch off.

6. For Tempering, add oil in a small pan. Add mustard. When it sputters, add red chilli, curry leaf and hing. When it sizzles, pour it over the sambar.

7. Add the lemon juice at the end.

Serve with Rice.