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June 18, 2018

Karnataka Style Rasam Recipe – Bele Rasam Recipe / Dal Rasam

Karnataka rasam recipe

Karnataka style rasam recipe was in my try list for long time. I love the rasam (Saaru in Kannnada) served in weddings and hotels in Bangalore. I always wanted to recreate the same at home. Recently when I was telling this to my school moms friends, Tara shared her Karanataka Bele rasam recipe (Her moms recipe ) that tastes equal to the ones served in weddings. I never thought this rasam is so easy to make and absolutely tasty. I have already tried the most popular Mysore rasam. But this one tastes completely different from Mysore rasam and Udupi rasam. You must try this easy Karnataka style dal rasam to know its yummy taste. Raksha loved it a lot. This rasam stays good in refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. You can reheat and use whenever needed. Its taste improves day by day. Ok, lets see how to make Karnataka style rasam recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my other Karnataka recipes too !

Karnataka rasam recipe

Karnataka bele rasam / Dal rasam recipe


Karnataka bele rasam / Dal rasam recipe

Karnataka bele rasam / Dal rasam recipe for rice


Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Rasam Recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes


INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Ripe tomato - 2 nos
  • Green chilli - 2 to 3 nos ( Use 4 for spicy rasam)
  • Garlic cloves - 10 nos
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
To dry roast and grind
  • Pepper corns – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1.5 tsp


  • Tamarind – Small gooseberry size
  • Dhania powder/coriander seeds powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)

  • To Temper
    • Ghee or cooking oil - 1 tbsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
    • Hing - 2 pinches
    • Red chilli - 1 no
    • Curry leaves - Few
    • Crushed garlic cloves - 3 nos
    • Coriander leaves - To garnish

    METHOD

    1. Pressure cook toor dal, tomato, green chilli, whole garlic cloves, curry leaves, turmeric powder for 2 whistles in low flame.
    2. Mash it well. Dry roast pepper and cumin. Powder it.
    3. Temper mustard, cumin, crushed garlic, hing and red chilli.
    4. Saute the pepper+cumin powder in low flame.
    5. Add this to the dal, tamarind extract, dhania powder and salt. Boil for few minutes.
    6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash the toor dal and take in a pressure cooker base. Add finely chopped tomato, slit green chilli, peeled and slightly crushed garlic cloves, turmeric powder, curry leaves and a tsp of cooking oil. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after steam is released. Mash the dal nicely with a whisk.

    • Dry roast pepper, cumin seeds till cumin starts to crackle. Take care not to burn the spices. Grind to fine powder and set aside.
      Karnataka rasam recipe
    • Heat ghee in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli , crushed garlic and add the pepper + cumin powder. Roast in very low flame for a minute. Do not burn any.
      Karnataka rasam recipe
    • Now add this to toor dal mixture. Add 1 cup tamarind extract, coriander powder (optional) and required salt. Mix well and check for taste. Boil till nice aroma arises and rasam becomes frothy.
      Karnataka rasam recipe
    • Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame. Transfer to a bowl. Serve hot with plain rice. Enjoy !

    Note

    • Addition of dhania powder is optional but it gives a nice flavor like hotel rasam.
    • As per Tara’s original recipe, tamarind is not used. But I used little tamarind extract.
    • Garnishing with coriander leaves adds a nice flavor.
    • Color of this rasam may vary as per the amount of turmeric powder you use.
    • Do not add more pepper as we are using green chilli and red chilli.
    Try this yummy Karnataka style rasam / saaru and enjoy with plain rice adding ghee.

    Karnataka style rasam recipe
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    June 16, 2018

    Alugadde Palya Recipe – Karnataka Style Potato Palya For Rice

     Alugadde Palya Recipe For Rice

    After a long time I tried few Karnataka recipes in my kitchen. I prepared Karnataka style bele rasam, Raw mango gojju and Potato Palya/ alugadde palya for rice. As always, my wonderful school moms friends are the source for these recipes as well. I learnt this aloogadde palya / potato curry / urulaikizhangu poriyal recipe from my friend Archana. Usually people in Karnataka make aloogadde palya for poori or to stuff masala dosa. But this version is served as side dish for rice. So it is different from the usual ones. It can be made in a simple way just by tempering onion, green chilli. But my friend Archu told me to add little Vangibath masala powder for more flavor. So I too followed the same. It came out really well and tasty. Raksha loved it a lot. I served with Raw Mango gojju. It was so good. Friends, do try this Karnataka style alugadde palya for a change and enjoy ! Lets see how to make potato palya recipe with step by step pictures.

    Alugadee Palya Recipe For Rice


    Aloogadee Palya Recipe For Rice

    Alugadee Palya Recipe / Potato curry for rice


    Cuisine: Karnataka
    Category: Side dish for rice
    Serves: Serves 2
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 20 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS


    • Boiled potato - 4 nos 
    • Big onion - 1 no
    • Green chilli - 2 to 3 nos
    • Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
    • Vangibath masala powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
    • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
    • Water & Salt - as needed
    • Coriander leaves - to Garnish
    To Temper
    • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
    • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
    • Urad dal – 1/2 tsp
    • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
    • Curry leaves – Few
    Lemon juice - Few drops

    METHOD

    1. Wash and pressure cook potato adding turmeric powder and required water.
    2. Peel the skin and chop into cubes. Set aside.
    3. Temper and saute onion, green chilli. Add potato cubes, salt and grated coconut.
    4. Mix well. Lastly sprinkle Vangibath masala powder, stir gently. Squeeze lemon juice. 
    5. Serve with rice.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • In a pressure cooker base, take the washed potato. Add turmeric powder and required water. Pressure cook in low flame for one whistle. Remove after the steam is released. Peel the potato. Chop into cubes. Set aside.

    • Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Saute onion, slit green chilli. Cook till onion becomes transparent.
      alugadde palya recipe
    • Add chopped potato, required salt. Mix well. Finally add the grated coconut and sprinkle Vangibath masala powder. Toss gently. Switch off the flame and squeeze lemon juice. Mix and serve.
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    • Serve with rice, rasam rice or sambar rice.Enjoy !

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of green chillies as per your taste. You can either use slit green chilli or chop it finely.
    • You can skin Vangibath masala powder and make this palya.
    • If you don’t have Vangi bath masala powder, use 1/4 tsp of red chilli powder and 1/4 tsp of garam masala powder.
    Try this easy, yummy Aloogadde palya for rice and enjoy ! I served it with
    Karnataka style Raw mango gojju.
    Potato palya for rice



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    June 13, 2018

    Peanut chutney Without Onion, Garlic–No Onion No Garlic Groundnut Chutney

    Peanut chutney without onion and garlic

    Recent days I have been trying different type of peanut chutney recipes (Groundnut chutney / Verkadalai chutney in Tamil) in my kitchen. Peanut chutney recipe without onion, garlic and coconut is one among them. This no onion no garlic groundnut chutney tasted yummy with hot idli and dosa. Raksha & Sendhil loved it a lot. The combination of roasted urad dal, chana dal and peanuts worked great for this recipe. I have tried this twice in the last week with some variations by replacing green chillies with red chillies. It tasted good in either ways. But my personal choice is red chillies. You can use any based on your liking. Friends, do try this easy, yummy , no onion no garlic peanut chutney recipe for idli, dosa. You will love it.

    Do check out my Easy peanut chutney (Road side hotel style), Peanut tomato chutney, Peanut onion chutney, Peanut chutney with red chillies.

    Peanut chutney without onion and garlic


    Peanut chutney without onion and garlic


    Peanut chutney without onion and garlic

    No onion No Garlic Peanut Chutney Recipe For Idli, Dosa


    Cuisine: Andhra
    Category: Chutney Recipes
    Serves: Serves 4
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cook time: 5 Minutes
    Total time: 10 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup = 250ml
    • Roasted Peanuts – 1/2 cup
    • Chana dal – 1 tbsp
    • White Urad dal – 1 tbsp
    • Red chilli or Green chilli – 4 to 5 nos  ( I used red chilli)
    • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
    • Curry leaves – 5 leaves
    • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
    • Tamarind - Small piece
    To Temper
    • Cooking oil - 1 tsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
    • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
    • Curry leaves - Few
    • Hing - a pinch

    METHOD

    1. Dry roast peanuts or microwave roast it for 3 minutes in high power.
    2. In a kadai, heat oil and roast urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, curry leaves, cumin seeds.
    3. Switch off the flame and add curry leaves, tamarind and roasted peanuts. Mix well and let it cool down.
    4. Add salt, required water and grind everything to a smooth paste.
    5. Temper the ingredients and add to chutney. Mix and serve with idli, dosa.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • In a kadai, dry roast the peanuts till it skin crackles and turns golden brown. Roast patiently in medium flame without burning the peanuts. Alternatively you can roast the peanuts in microwave for 3 minutes in high power ( 800w). I roasted in microwave.

    • Heat oil in a kadai and roast the chana dal, uard dal, red chilli, cumin seeds. Saute in medium flame till dals turn golden. Switch off the flame.

    • Add curry leaves, tamarind and roasted peanuts. Mix well. Let everything cool down.
      Peanut chutney without onion and garlic
    • Then grind to a smooth paste adding required water and salt. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves and hing. Mix well. Serve with hot idli and dosa.
    • Enjoy !Peanut chutney without onion and garlic

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of chillies as per your taste. I personally liked this chutney with red chilli more than green chilli.
    • For variations, you can add a small piece of ginger.
    Try this easy, no onion no garlic peanut chutney recipe for idli, dosa and enjoy !
    No onion no garlic peanut chutney recipe

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    June 11, 2018

    Vendhaya Keerai Paruppu Kadayal – South Indian Methi Dal Recipe

    Vendhaya keerai kadayal
     Today I have shared a South Indian version of methi dal called as vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal in Tamil. I learnt this easy, one pot dal recipe from my neighbor. Its a no grind recipe without coconut. Usually I make vendhaya keerai kootu using moong dal and ground coconut paste. When my neighbor shared this easy kadaiyal with similar ingredients like kootu, I got tempted to try it. We can mix this paruppu kadayal with plain rice adding ghee. It tastes yum. As it an easy recipe which can be prepared easily in a pressure cooker, bachelors and working women may find it helpful to cook easily during busy morning hours. Do try this easy vendhaya keerai paruppu and let me know your feedback.

    Vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal


    Vendhaya Keerai Paruppu Kadayal –Methi Dal Recipe


    Vendhaya keerai kadayal

    Vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal - South Indian methi dal recipe for rice


    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Side dish for rice
    Serves: Serves 2
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup = 250ml
    • Fenugreek leaves / Vendhaya keerai / Methi leaves - 1 cup
    • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
    • Ripe tomato - 1 no
    • Green chilli - 1 no
    • Big onion or small onion - 1 no / 8 nos
    • Garlic cloves - 5 nos
    • Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp (adjust)
    To Temper
    • Ghee - 2 tsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Crushed garlic cloves - 4 nos

    METHOD

    1. Wash the fenugreek leaves and set aside.
    2. In a pressure cooker base, take the dal, leaves, chopped tomato, onion, garlic cloves and chilli powder.
    3. Pressure cook in very low flame for 2 whistles.Mash the dal completely.
    4. Temper all the ingredients and add to the dal. Mix well.
    5. Serve with plain rice adding few drops of ghee.

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash and clean the fenugreek leaves. In a pressure cooker base, take moong dal, washed fenugreek leaves, chopped tomato, onion, garlic cloves, slit green chilli, chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder. Cook for 2 whistles in low flame.  Alternatively you can pressure cook dal and remaining ingredients separately. For variations, you can saute the methi leaves in oil till it shrinks, then add to the cooker.
      Vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal
    • Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash the dal mixture with a whisk or ladle. Check for taste and add more salt if needed.
      Vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal
    • In a small kadai, heat ghee. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, crushed garlic cloves and curry leaves. Add to the dal. Mix well and boil for few minutes till semi thick in consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with plain rice adding few drops of ghee.
      Vendhaya keerai paruppu kadayal
    • Enjoy !

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of green chilli and chilli powder as per your taste.
    • You can also saute the fenugreek leaves in little oil before adding to the pressure cooker. It helps to reduce the bitterness of fenugreek leaves. 
    • If you want thick
    Try this easy, yummy , healthy methi dal at home and enjoy with rice.

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    June 8, 2018

    Mango Custard Recipe - How To Make Mango Custard - Fruit Custard With Mango

    Mango custard recipe
     Mango custard is an yummy variation of fruit custard recipe. Fruit custard is my family’s favorite dessert recipe. I make it at least once in a month during weekends If I make Biryani or any variety rice for lunch. Raksha love it like anything. Recently I came across this mango custard recipe. Tried for the first time and it came out very well. It was a big hit in my home. If you are looking for some interesting, fail proof dessert recipes with mango, do try this mango custard recipe. You will love it for sure. For variations, you can replace sugar with condensed milk. You can use store bought mango pulp too. But make sure to add the mango pulp after the custard mixture cools down else it may curdle. Also serve immediately after adding mango pulp  else it will become watery. Ok, Lets see how to make mango custard recipe with step by step pictures.
    How to make mango custard recipe

    Mango Custard Recipe - Fruit custard with mango


    Mango Custard Recipe - Fruit custard with mango

    Mango custard recipe using mango, custard powder, milk and sugar


    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Indian Mango recipes
    Serves: Serves 3 - 4
    Prep time: 5 Minutes
    Cook time: 10 Minutes
    Total time: 15 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup = 250ml
    • Boiled Full fat milk - 1/2 litre ( 500ml) / 2 cups
    • Sugar - 3 tbsp to 4 tbsp
    • Mango pulp / Puree - 1/4 cup ( I used puree of one mango)
    • Vanilla Custard powder - 1.5 to 2 tbsp
    To Garnish
    • Chopped mango - Few
    • Chopped nuts - as needed ( I used almond, cashews)

    METHOD

    1. Boil milk in a pan. Add sugar, mix well.
    2. Take some milk from the pan into a small bowl and add custard powder.
    3. Mix without lumps. Add to the hot milk and mix well.
    4. Switch off the flame and let it cool down in a refrigerator.
    5. Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop to cubes and reserve 2 tbsp from it.
    6. Grind the remaining to smooth pulp. Add the mango pulp to custard mixture.
    7. Mix gently. Garnish with chopped mango and nuts. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve chilled. Enjoy !

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash and peel the skin of one ripe mango. Chop them into small cubes. Reserve 2 tbsp of chopped mango for garnishing the custard. Grind the remaining to a smooth puree without adding water. Measure 1/4 cup from it and set aside. Alternatively you can use store bought mango pulp too.

    • Take a wide pan or bowl and add the milk. Boil it. Add sugar and mix well. Boil in low flame.Mango custard recipe
    • Take 1/4 cup of boiled milk and add the custard powder. Mix without lumps.
      Mango custard recipe
    • Add this to the milk + sugar mixture. Mix well and boil in low flame till it starts to become thick. Check for taste, add more sugar if needed and boil for a minute. Switch off the flame. Custard is ready.
       Mango custard recipe
    • Refrigerate the custard till it cool down completely. It becomes even more thick after refrigeration. Just before serving, take the custard and add the mango pulp. Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with reserved mango cubes and chopped nuts.
      Mango custard recipe
    • Serve immediately. Enjoy !

    Note

    • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste. Check for taste and add more if needed.
    • After adding custard powder mixed with milk, boil till it becomes slightly thick else it smells raw.
    • Do not rest the custard for long time after adding the mango pulp. It will become watery.
    • Remember to add mango pulp only after custard mixture cool down completely. It may curdle if you add when hot.
    • You can adjust the consistency of custard as you wish.
    • You can add more mango pulp if you like. 

    Easy, yummy mango custard is ready to enjoy !
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    June 6, 2018

    Eggless Mango Cake Recipe Without Condensed Milk - Vegan Mango Cake Recipe

    Eggless mango cake without condensed milk

    I had bookmarked this Indian style, vegan eggless mango cake without condensed milk from Madhuram’s eggless cooking blog. But I couldn’t try it. So I thought of trying at least in this mango season. Basically eggless mango cake can be prepared with many variations in the ingredients. Today I have come up with a version of mango cake with minimum ingredients. This cake recipe doesn’t call for butter, curd/yogurt, milk or condensed milk. Yes, Its completely vegan. Its a very simple recipe that uses cooking oil as the major ingredient. You will love this soft and spongy eggless, butter less mango cake. You can try this cake in a pressure cooker as well. Please refer my eggless cooker cake post for detailed procedure. If you ask me for wheat flour as substitute, sorry I can’t help you. Cake may become dense with wheat flour. Soon I will try to post a separate recipe for wheat flour mango cake. Ok, lets see how to make easy, Indian style vegan eggless mango cake recipe with step by step pictures and video !

    Check out my super hit eggless Dates cake with wheat flour and oats !

    Also check out my eggless whole wheat flour digestive cookies. 



    Eggless vegan mango cake recipe


    Eggless vegan mango cake recipe with mango pulp


    Eggless vegan mango cake recipe with mango pulp

    Eggless vegan mango cake recipe with mango pulp and without condensed milk


    Cuisine: Indian
    Category: Baking recipes
    Serves: 12 pieces
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 25 Minutes
    Total time: 35 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup - 250ml
    • Ripe Mango pulp/ Puree – 1 cup (I used the puree of 2 mangoes)
    • Maida / all purpose flour – 1 cup
    • Baking powder – 1.5 tsp
    • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
    • Salt – 1/8 tsp (optional)
    • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
    • Cooking oil – 1/4 cup (Odourless oil, I used refined oil)
    • Sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp ( adjust based on the sweetness of mango)
    • Vanilla essence – 3/4 tsp
    • Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp (chopped)

    METHOD

    1. Wash and peel the skin of ripe mango. Chop, grind and take the pulp.
    2. In a wide bowl, take the mango pulp, cooking oil, sugar, vanilla essence and cardamom powder.
    3. Mix well till sugar dissolves completely.
    4. To this mixture, sieve and add maida, baking powder and salt. Add nuts.
    5. Mix gently to make cake batter. Grease a baking pan with oil and maida.
    6. Preheat convection oven, bake at 180c for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick.
    7. Invert cake in a plate after it cool down completely. Make slices and serve. Enjoy !

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Wash and peel the skin of 2 ripe mangoes. Chop to cubes. Grind to a smooth, thick paste without adding water. Alternatively you can use store bought, readymade mango pulp too. Measure 1 cup of puree and set aside.
      Eggless mango cake without condensed milk
    • In a wide bowl, take the mango puree. Add sugar, cooking oil, vanilla essence and cardamom powder. Mix well until sugar dissolves completely.
      Eggless mango cake without condensed milk
    • Place a sieve over the mango puree bowl and add maida, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift and add to the mango puree. Lastly add the chopped cashew nuts.
      Eggless mango cake without condensed milk
    • Mix gently without lumps using a spatula. Batter would be semi thick and spoonable. Check for taste, add more sugar if needed. Mix gently and set aside.
      Eggless mango cake without condensed milk
    • Take a baking pan and grease with oil. Sprinkle 2 tsp of maida all over the pan and rotate it to spread well.  Pat and remove the excess flour.

    • Now transfer the cake batter to the baking pan. Fill the batter till half of the pan. I used 2 small sized pans ( bundt pan & loaf pan).  Preheat oven in convection mode at 180c. Bake the cake for 25 minutes at 180c. Remove the pan after 25 minutes and insert a tooth pick into the cake. If the tooth pick comes out clean or with slight crumbles, cake is done. If toothpick comes with cake batter , bake for another 2 to 5 minutes by checking every minute.
    Eggless mango cake without condensed milk
    Eggless mango cake without condensed milk
    • Cool down the cake in a kitchen counter by covering the cake with a plate. It helps to prevent the cake from drying on the top. After 15 to 20 minutes, take the pan and run a knife around the corners of the pan. Invert the pan to a plate and pat it. Cake falls off easily. Make slices and enjoy with your tea/coffee. Tastes great with a nice  mango flavor. Enjoy !
    Eggless mango cake without condensed milk

    Note

    • Do not reduce the quantity of baking powder or baking soda.
    • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on the sweetness of mango pulp.
    • Original recipe used 1/2 cup sugar but I used 2 tbsp extra.
    • Do not beat the cake mixture. Mix gently.
    • For variations, you can use powdered sugar. In that case, measure and grind 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp & add to cake batter.
    • If you like, you can replace a part of sugar with honey.
    Try this eggless vegan mango cake recipe at home and enjoy your teatime !
     Vegan mango cake recipe
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    June 2, 2018

    Palak Sambar – Pasalai Keerai Sambar – Spinach Sambar Recipe

    Palak sambar
    We make keerai sambar for rice at least once in a week. Usually I add Arai keerai or mulai keerai (Amaranthus) to make sambar. This time I prepared keerai sambar with palak / pasalai keerai / spinach. It came out well with a nice flavor. We liked it very much. This sambar can be prepared quickly as palak takes less time to cook. This palak keerai sambar is definitely a welcome change from my Dal palak and Palak kootu. Friends, do try this healthy, yummy palak sambar / spinach sambar and share your feedback with me. Lets see how to make Tamil nadu style pasalai keerai sambar with step by step pictures.

    Pasalai keerai sambar

    Palak sambar - Spinach sambar - Pasalai keerai sambar


    Palak sambar - Spinach sambar - Pasalai keerai sambar

    Palak sambar - Spinach sambar - Pasalai keerai sambar


    Cuisine: South Indian
    Category: Sambar recipes
    Serves: Serves 3
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Cook time: 20 Minutes
    Total time: 30 Minutes


    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup - 250ml
    • Palak / Spinach / Pasalai Keerai - 1 cup
    • Toor dal - 1/3 cup
    • Tamarind - Big gooseberry size
    • Sambar powder – 1 to 1.5 tsp
    • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
    • Big onion / small onions - 1 no / 15 nos
    • Curry leaves - Few
    To Temper
    • Ghee - 2 tsp
    • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    • Fenugreek seeds / methi seeds - 1/8 tsp
    • Red chilli - 1 no
    • Asafetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp

    METHOD

    1. Wash and chop palak roughly. Soak tamarind in 1 cup water.
    2. Pressure cook toor dal in enough water and mash it.
    3. Heat oil in a kadai. Temper and saute onion, curry leaves.
    4. Saute palak and add tamarind extract, sambar powder, salt and turmeric powder.
    5. Let it boil for a minute. Lastly add the cooked dal and boil for few minutes.
    6. Transfer to a bowl and serve hot with plain rice adding ghee.Enjoy !

    METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

    • Soak tamarind in 1 cup warm water for 15 minutes. In the mean time, take the toor dal, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, few drops of cooking oil in a pressure cooker. Cook in low flame for one whistle. Open the cooker after steam is released. Mash the dal and set aside. Wash and chop the keerai roughly. Keep it aside. 
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    • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, methi seeds, urad dal, red chilli and curry leaves. Saute onion till transparent.
      Palak sambar recipe
    • Add the chopped palak and saute till the keerai shrinks in quantity. Add 1 cup of tamarind extract, sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and hing.
    Palak sambar recipe
    • Boil till onion & palak cooks well. Then add the cooked dal and boil for a minute. Add more water and adjust the consistency of sambar.
    • Palak sambar recipe
    • Switch off the flame and transfer the sambar to a bowl. Serve hot with plain rice adding few drops of ghee.
    • Enjoy!
      Palak sambar recipe

    Note

    • Adjust the amount of sambar powder and red chillies as per your taste.
    • Do not use tomato as the combination of palak and tomato is not good for people with kidney stones.
    • For variations, replace sambar powder with 1 tsp of red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp of dhania powder.
    Try this easy, yummy, healthy Palak sambar for rice and enjoy with your favorite poriyal / curry and appalam / papad !
    Spinach sambar recipe

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