Venpoosani sambar | White pumpkin sambar


Venpoosani sambar


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

Ingredients

  • Venpoosani [White pumpkin] - 1 cup [reove skin, cut into cubes]
  • Sambar Onion [shallots, chinna vengayam] – 7 [peel the skin & wash]
  • Garlic - 2 cloves [mashed]
  • Moong dal – 4 tbsp
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Dry red chilli -1
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Tamarind water – 3 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder– ½ tsp
  • Fenugreek powder- 1 tbsp [dry roast fenugreek seeds then grind]
  • Coriander, cumin, pepper powder - 1 tbsp [dry roast seeds, let it cool & grind]
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed

Method

  • Boil moong dal with turmeric powder in an open pan for 20 min.
  • Parboil White pumpkin
  • Heat pan with oil add mustard seeds, let it crackle then add urad dal.
  • Add green chilli and dry red chilli sauté & curry leaves
  • Then add onion &garlic sauté well.
  • Add fenugreek powder sauté.
  • Add Parboiled White pumpkin, turmeric powder, & red chilli powder sauté.
  • Add boiled moong dal, and tamarind water let it boil.
  • Add coriander, cumin & pepper powder mix well
  • Then add jaggery and salt mix well cut off heat.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice

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