Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sambar Rrice

Ingredients :
for making rice
Rice                                         : 3/4 cup
Thuvar( thoor ) dhal                  : 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder                      : a pinch

for sambar
Tamarind                                   : 2 small marble sized
Vegetables like
brinjal, carrot, beans                 : each 1/4 cup
Potato                                       : 1 no.
Cooked green peas                    : 1/4 cup
Small onions                               : 10 nos.
sambar powder                               : 6 Tsp
Coriander (dhaniya ) powder       : 2 Tsp
Turmeric powder                         : 1/4 Tsp
Asafoetida powder                       : 1/4 Tsp
Salt                                              : 4 Tsp
Red chilli powder                          : 1/4 Tsp
Oil and ghee enough quantity.

Method :
Take rice & dhal together in a pressure cooker after washing them.
Add turmeric powder.
Add 4 cups of water.
Close the cooker with weight & keep on a HIGH flame.
After 1 whistle slow the burner to SIM & cook for 7 minutes.
                                        OR
Allow 3 whistles & cook at SIM for 3 minutes & switch OFF the stove.

To make sambar
Keep a kadai on an another burner on slow flame.
Add 2 Tsp of cooking oil.
While the kadai is getting heated up keep pressure pan or small cooker on another burner.
Add all the cut vegetables with 1 cup of water into cooker.
Also add all the powders one by one and strain tamarind onto it.
Let it be on slow fire.
Now the kadai would have become hot.
Splutter mustard seeds, then asafoetida powder, curry leaves and green chillies.
Then add cut onions. Saute for few minutes till you get onions' aroma and transfer it into the boiling sambar.
Close the lid with weight ON.
After a whisle switch OFF the stove.

Now rice is ready in one cooker & sambar is ready on another.

To the rice add 1/2 Tsp of red chilli powder, 1 Tsp of salt, 1/4 Tsp of cinnamon powder( Pattai ).
Mix well adding sambar slowly.
Both the rice and sambar should be mixed while its still hot.
And the mixture should be loose & watery(rice & dhal should be completely mashed and smooth).

Now temper mustard, 1/4 Tsp of chilli powder, curry leaves with oil or ghee and pour onto the sambar rice.

If you get Bisi Bele Bath masala add 1 to 2 spoons of it also while mixing sambar with rice.

This rice should be eaten when its very hot, otherwise the taste differs.