Beetroot Sambar | Beetroot toor Lentil curry-Authenic Tamil Nadu Style


Beetroot Sambar


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Rice, millet, idli, dosa | Type: Lunch Gravy, curry, sambar

Ingredients

  • Beetroot– 1 [Cut into cubes]
  • Toor dal – 4 tbsp
  • Tamarind extract or tamarind water- 1 tbsp [soak 1 inch tamarind in water for 10 min then squeeze & extract]
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Sambar Onion – 7
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Garlic – 2 cloves [mashed]
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Corainder leaves- 2 leaves [chopped]
  • Mustard seed – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tbsp
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed

For roasting & grinding ingredients

  • Fenugreek – ½ tbsp [roast & grind separately]
  • Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Peppercorns - ½ tbsp
  • Dry roast and grind to fine powder

Preparation

  • Boil toor dal with turmeric powder till soft.[Apr 15 min in open pan, for cooker-3 whistles]
  • Parboil beetroot separately
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let it crackle.
  • Add Bengal gram, urad dal and onion sauté till light brown.
  • Add garlic, fenugreek powder and asafetida sauté gently.
  • Then add dry red chilli, green chilli , curry leaves and tomato sauté till soft.
  • Add parboiled beetroot, turmeric powder and red chilli powder mix well
  • Add enough water, tamarind extract cook till soft.
  • Add boiled toor dal & freshly ground powder let it boil.
  • Finally add salt & coriander leaves mix well then cut off heat & serve hot with rice.

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Tip

  • Appadam is the best side dish.

How this Sambar receipe is unique?

  • Instead of sambar powder fresh ground ingredients used.

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