Sambar(Kolmbo)
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Serves: 3-4
 
A Konkani sambar loaded with vegetables, freshly ground spices and coconut.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup toor daal
  • ½ cup grated fresh/frozen coconut
  • 1 tspn chana daal
  • 1 tspn coriander seeds
  • 1 tspn mustard seeds
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ¼ tspn methi seeds
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • ½ inch piece cinnamon(optional)
  • 5-6 cloves(optional)
  • 5-6 red chilies
  • ½ tea spn tamarind extract or a small piece of tamarind.
  • 2 cups vegetables - green beans, carrot, cauliflower, tomato, potato, drumsticks, zucchini(not traditional), tendli
  • Oil
  • 4-5 strands coriander leaves
  • A pinch turmeric
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Cook dal with little turmeric and 2 drops of oil (turmeric and oil help dal to cook fast).
  2. Cook vegetables separately (I add little salt while cooking vegetables).
  3. Heat 1 tspn oil and fry ingredients from chana dal to red chillies.
  4. Add coconut and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Grind to a thin paste along with tamarind.
  6. Heat cooked dal, add vegetables, ground masala and salt.
  7. Add half the amount of coriander leaves while cooking.
  8. Heat for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Heat 1 tspn oil. Add mustard seeds, when they start popping, add curry leaves.
  11. Add this seasoning to the cooked sambar.
  12. Serve hot with rice.
Recipe by Aayis Recipes at https://www.aayisrecipes.com/gravy-curry-and-daals/sambarkolmbo/