Kodi pasalai keerai sambar | Climbing spinach dal curry-How to make-Step by step photos


Sambar


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

Ingredients

  • Kodi pasalai keerai [Basella alba,climbing spinach]– 1 bunch
  • Toor dal – 4 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Sambar Onion – 7
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Garlic – 2 cloves [mashed]
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Mustard seed – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tbsp
  • Jaggery – ½ tbsp [grated]
  • 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

  • Pluck and wash kodi pasalai keerai. Chop roughly.
  • Boil toor dal with turmeric powder till soft.[Apr 15 min in open pan, for cooker-3 whistles]
  • 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 kodi pasalai keerai, turmeric powder and red chilli powder mix well
  • Add enough water cook till soft.
  • Add boiled toor dal & freshly ground powder let it boil.
  • Finally add jaggery and salt mix well then cut off heat & serve hot with rice.

How To Make Kodi pasalai keerai sambar - Step by Step Photos

Kodi pasalai keeraiKodi pasalai keerai

Pluck, wash & roughly chop climbing spinachPluck, wash & roughly chop climbing spinach

Boil toor dal till softBoil toor dal till soft

Toor dal is perfectly cookedToor dal is perfectly cooked

Grind dry roasted cumin, coriander, peppercornsGrind dry roasted cumin, coriander, peppercorns

Heat oil add mustard, bengal gram, urad dal, garlic, onion, green chilli, dry red chilli sauteHeat oil add mustard, bengal gram, urad dal, garlic, onion, green chilli, dry red chilli saute

Add curry leaves, asafetida sauteAdd curry leaves, asafetida saute

Add ground fenugreek powderAdd ground fenugreek powder

Add tomato saute wellAdd tomato saute well

Add kodi pasalai keerai, turmeric & red chilli powder sauteAdd kodi pasalai keerai, turmeric & red chilli powder saute

Add enough water cook till softAdd enough water cook till soft

Add boiled toor dal mix wellAdd boiled toor dal mix well

Add ground cumin, coriander & peppercorn powderAdd ground cumin, coriander & peppercorn powder

Add saltAdd salt to kodi pasalai keerai sambar

Finally add grated jaggery, cut off heat, serve hot with rice or millet riceFinally add grated jaggery, cut off heat, serve hot with rice or millet rice

Basella alba dal curry-Vallicheera basale soppuBasella alba dal curry-Vallicheera basale soppu

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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