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Chow chow sambar


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa, Rice, Chapathi | Type : Sambar, Gravy, kulambu, curry, masala.

Ingredients

  • Chow chow -1 [wash & peel the skin, cut into ½ inch cubes]
  • Toor dal – ¼ cup [boiled]
  • Tamarind water – 2 tbsp
  • Sambar onion [shallots] – 5
  • Dry red chilli – 1
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Fenu greek powder– 1 tbsp [dry roast fenu greek seeds & freshly grind]
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

For roasting and grinding ingredients

  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Heat oil in a pan then roast above ingredients and grind to fine paste with ¼ cup of water

Method

  • Heat oil in pan then add mustard seeds. Once it’s spluttered then add Bengal gram and onion sauté till soft. Then add freshly ground fenugreek powder mix well.
  • Add dry red chilli and curry leaves sauté gently.
  • Add chopped chow chow, coriander, red chilli and turmeric powder mix well & sauté for 2 min then add water cook till soft.
  • Add freshly ground paste mix well. Add water if required. Then add boiled tool dal mix well. Then add tamarind water mix well.
  • When bubbles come out then add jaggery and salt mix well then cut off heat. Serve hot with rice, idli, dosa.

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