Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pottukadalai(roasted gram) Sambar

This is an instant sambar made with roasted gram. This is really a variant of Bombay sambar.


  • Onion(Large)-2
  • Tomato-2 small
  • Roasted gram (Pottukadalai)-3 tablespoons
  • Coconut (grated)-1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Red chillies-3
  • Garlic-2 or 3
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida- pinch
  • Oil-2 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • For seasoning: Mustard, Cumin seeds


  • Heat oil in pan and add the seasoning items.
  • When it starts to splutter add the asafoetida and onions and fry it till it becomes transparent.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook it well.
  • Grind coconut, roasted grams, red chillies, garlic and cumin seeds into a coarse paste.
  • Mix the paste with enough water to avoid getting any clumps.
  • Add the liquid to the pan along with required salt.
  • Allow it to cook with the lid closed for 5-7 minutes.
  • Suits well with idlis and dosas.

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