Cluster Beans & Black-eyed Peas Sambhar

Cluster Beans & Black-eyed Peas Sambhar | Cluster Beans Sambhar | Black-eyed Peas Sambhar | Kothavarangai & Karamani Sambhar | Kothavarangai Sambhar | Karamani Sambhar

Ingredients:

  • Toor Dal ~ ½ cup
  • Black-eyed peas ~ ½ cup
  • Cluster Beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces ~ ½ cup
  • Onion, sliced into long pieces ~ 1
  • Tamarind ~ 1 Tbsp.
  • Sambhar powder, salt ~ to taste
  • Green chili, slit ~ 1

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds ~ 1 tsp.
  • Oil ~ 1 Tbsp.
  • Fenugreek seeds ~ 1 tsp.
  • Red chili ~ 1
  • Asafoetida ~ a pinch

Steps:

  • Pressure cook toor dal until mushy. Similarly, pressure cook black-eyed peas but ensure it retains its shape.
  • Mix tamarind paste in water. To that add the cluster beans, onion, black-eyed peas, salt, sambhar powder and green chili and let it all cook until the veggies are done.
  • Add the cooked toor dal to this and let it come to a boil. Turn the heat off at this stage.
  • Do the tempering – add the oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add the rest of the ingredients under the ‘To temper’ and add it to the sambhar.

Tomato Sambhar

Tomato Sambhar

Ingredients:

  • Tomato, chopped into chunks ~ 3
  • Onion, slit lengthwise ~ 1
  • Toor Dhal ~ ½ cup
  • Water ~ 2 cups
  • Tamarind extract ~ 1 Tbsp.
  • Mustard Seeds ~ 1 tsp.
  • Fenugreek ~ 1 tsp.
  • Turmeric ~ a pinch
  • Sambhar powder, Corriander powder ~ to taste
  • Salt ~ to taste
  • Oil ~ 1 Tbsp.

Steps:

  • Boil toor dal with water (1:3 ratio) and turmeric in a pressure cooker until well cooked.
  • In a pan, add the oil, and once hot add the mustard and fenugreek seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the onion and saute until it turns translucent.
  • Now add the tomatoes, sambhar and corriander powders, and saute for a couple of mins. until the tomatoes turn mushy.
  • Add the tamarind extract, salt and the remaining water and let it come to a boil.
  • Finally, add the mashed/cooked toor dal and let it all come together.

Drumstick Sambhar

Drumstick Sambhar

Ingredients:

  • Drumstick, chopped into long pieces ~ 1 cup
  • Toor dal ~ 1/2 cup
  • Tomato, chopped into pieces ~ 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste – 1/2 Tbsp.
  • Sambhar powder, salt ~ to taste
  • Turmeric ~ a pinch
  • Cilantro, chopped ~ for garnish

Tadka:

  • Mustard seeds ~ 1 tsp.
  • Oil ~ 1 Tbsp.
  • Fenugreek seeds ~ 1/s tsp.
  • Asafoetida ~ a pinch
  • Red chili ~ 1

Steps:

  • Pressure cook the toor dal with turmeric until well cooked.
  • In a sauce pan, add the chopped drumstick, tomato pieces, tamarind, sambhar powder, salt and about 1 cup of water. Cover it and let it cook until the drumstick is done.
  • At this stage, add the boiled toor dal and let it come to a boil. Turn off the stove. Garnish the sambhar with chopped cilantro.
  • For the tempering, add oil and once hot add the mustard seeds. Once it splutters, add in the fenugreek seeds, asafoetida and red chili. Add this to the sambhar.

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