Vendakkai sambar | Ladies finger sambar | Okra bhindi toor dal sambar


Vendakkai sambar


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, south india | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : Sambar, curry,kulambhu | Take with : Rice, idli, dosa

Ingredients

  • Vendakkai [ladies finger in english, okra or bhindi in hindi] - 1 cup
  • Toor dal – ½ cup
  • Tamarind water – 1 ½ tbsp [soak tamarind in warm water[5 min], squeeze &extract water]tamarind
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Sambar Onion [Shallots] – 7
  • Dry red chilli -1
  • Green chilli - ½ [Slit]
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed

For roasting and grinding ingredients

  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tbsp [dry roast & grind separately]
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Peppercorns – 4
  • Heat pan then dry roast above ingredients & grind to fine or coarse powder

Method

  • Wash & cut ladies finger into ½ pieces.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan then add ladies finger pieces sauté for 5 to 8 min. [Don’t add too much oil]
  • Boil toor dal with turmeric in cooker for 4 whistles.
  • Heat pan with oil then add mustard seeds & let it splutter. Add Bengal gram, urad dal & sambar onion sauté till soft.
  • Add garlic, dry chilli, & curry leaves sauté. Then add fenugreek powder, asafetida sauté gently.
  • Add tomato sauté till soft. Add parboiled drumstick, sprinkle turmeric & red chilli powder sauté well.
  • Then add freshly ground cumin, coriander & pepper powder sauté well.
  • Add boiled toor dal, salt mix well. Then add tamarind water & let it boil.
  • When boiling add jaggery mix well & cut off heat.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves & serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.

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