Sunday, February 24, 2013

sour n spicy potato sambar

#PotatoSambar : This #sambar is prepared as an accompaniment to idly. Potato sambar can be prepared very quickly when idly is being steamed over the other burner. This sambar is slightly sour in taste as lentils are not included in the recipe.
Now we will see the method of preparing sour and spicy potato sambar.
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes


Sour n spicy potato sambar

Ingredients :
Potato                                                : 1 medium size
Onion                                                : 1 big size
Tamarind                                           : a small marble size
Green chilly                                       : 2 ( adjust )
Curry leaves                                      : 10
Coriander leaves                               : to garnish
Mustard seeds                                   : 1/2 tsp
Gram dhal                                         : 2 tsp
Asafoetida                                         : 1 small piece
or
Asafoetida powder                            : 1/4 tsp
Oil                                                     : 2 tsp
sambar powder                               : 2 tsp
Turmeric powder                              : 1 pinch
Dhaniya powder                               : 1 tsp
Salt                                                   : 1 1/2 tsp ( adjust )
Besan ( gram dhal powder )             : 1 tsp

Method :
Soak tamarind in lukewarm water.
Wash and thinly slice potato into approximately 1 cm sized rectangles.
Slice onions also. Split green chilly lengthwise.


Keep a kadai with oil on a stove over slow flame.

When the oil is hot splutter mustard seeds and then add asafoetida, gram dhal.

When the dhal becomes golden color add curry leaves, green chilly and onion.

Saute for few seconds till the onion changes its color to slightly pink.

Add potato slices and again saute for few minutes.


Now add turmeric powder, sambar powder, dhaniya powder and salt.
Saute for few seconds and add 3/4 cup of water.

Close with a lid till the potato become soft.
When its cooked add tamarind water.

Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until the raw smell of tamarind goes off.

Now mix besan with water and add to the boiling sambar.

Sambar becomes thick with required consistency.
Transfer into a serving bowl. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Relish idly with this sour n spicy potato sambar. mmm... no chance at all!!!
Also goes well with dosai.


Other Idli sambar recipes you may like to try

Katharikkai Idli sambar [ Brinjal Idli sambar ] Idli sambar special Capsicum Sambar