Thursday, 4 October 2018

Kadamba (Mixed Vegetable) Sambar


Kadamba Sadham is a famous recipe among iyengars.. You can also use vegetables like Beans, tomato to include in the vegetable list.Mixed vegetable sambar or Kadamba Sambar is a South Indian dish which can be served with rice and papad or stir fries (poriyal). Kadambam means “mixed”. Since it has mixed vegetables in this dish it is known as “Kadamba Sambar”. I have used freshly ground spices in this dish which is more flavorful and delicious.




Prep  time
Cook time
Serves
15 mins
30 mins
4  persons

Recipe type:  Kulambu varieties
Cuisine:  South Indian cuisine

Ingredients
  • Vegetables  (Avarakkai,white pumpkin,radish,vazhakai,pachai mochai,yam,beans,carrot) -1 ½ cup
  • Onions -2 no’s
  • Toor dal -1/2 cup
  • Tamarind extract –lemon size
  • Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
  • Green chilly -2 no’s
Seasonings
  • Oil -1/2 tbsp.
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Dried chilies -2 no’s
  • Curry leaves –few
  • Hing –pinch
Instant sambar powder  or use your sambar powder
  • Toor dal – 2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds -1 tsp
  • Methi seeds -pinch
  • Urad dal-1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies -3 no’s
  • Bengal gram -1 tsp
  • Grated coconut -1 ½  tbsp.


Method
1. Extract Tamarind essence from warm water. Cook Toor dal with water and a pinch of turmeric powder in a cooker.Heat a pan with a teaspoon of oil, add coriander seeds, channa dal, dried chilies, fenugreek seeds, urad dal and fry it until lentils becomes golden brown colour.  Set it aside and add the shredded coconut to the pan and fry it until there is no moisture. Let it cool. Allow this roasted mix to cool and grind them in a mixer in the form of a paste by adding grated coconut, little water and asafetida. Grind the fried ingredients along with the shallots (small onions) to a paste adding a little water. 

2.In the kadai (you can reuse the same kadai), add 4 tsp oil, season mustard and asafetida and once they splutter, add the green chillies and the vegetables and slightly roast them. Now add water and salt and a pinch of turmeric powder. 


3. Cover the kadai with a lid and allow it to steam for some time till it is half cooked. Now add tamarind water and allow it to boil for some more time. Allow to boil until the raw smell of tamarind and sambar powder is gone.
    
4. When the vegetables are 3/4th cooked, add the grinded paste, cooked & mashed toor dal and curry leaves – few. Allow it on stove for 5 mins and switch off.Finally add the asafetida powder and turn off the stove. Add curry leaves and coriander leaves. Sambar is ready to serve.

Serving suggestions
Hot Rice with gingelly oil



Notes

Now add the Kadamba sambar and mix it well with rice such that there are no lumps.

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