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Sambar(Kolmbo)

A Konkani sambar loaded with vegetables, freshly ground spices and coconut.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 3 -4

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup toor daal
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh/frozen coconut
  • 1 tspn chana daal
  • 1 tspn coriander seeds
  • 1 tspn mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tspn methi seeds
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • 7-8 curry leaves
  • 1/2 inch piece cinnamon optional
  • 5-6 cloves optional
  • 5-6 red chilies
  • 1/2 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
 

  • Cook dal with little turmeric and 2 drops of oil (turmeric and oil help dal to cook fast).
  • Cook vegetables separately (I add little salt while cooking vegetables).
  • Heat 1 tspn oil and fry ingredients from chana dal to red chillies.
  • Add coconut and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Grind to a thin paste along with tamarind.
  • Heat cooked dal, add vegetables, ground masala and salt.
  • Add half the amount of coriander leaves while cooking.
  • Heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Heat 1 tspn oil. Add mustard seeds, when they start popping, add curry leaves.
  • Add this seasoning to the cooked sambar.
  • Serve hot with rice.