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Vendakkai sambar - Okra sambar

Sambar is south indias favorite main dish. 100% vegetarian.

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Ingredients ( Seasoning | For Sambar )

Ingredients for seasoning
Oil - 2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaf - 10 leaves
Coriander leaves - 3 springs

Ingredients for sambar
Toor dal - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - a lime sized bal
Onion chopped - 1 cup
Tomato chopped - 1 cup
Sambar powder - 2 tsp
Green chilli split in two - 2 nos
Garlic crushed- 2 clove
Vendaikai - 1/4 kg
Salt - 1.5 tsp
Water - 6-7 cups


Preparation Method

Wash toor dhal, add 2 cups of water and turmeric powder. Pressure cook until 3 whistle.

Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water and extract the juice filtering the skin. Keep aside.

Wash Vendaikai and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Do not wask after you cut them.

Heat oil in a deep pan, add mustard seeds when it done popped add asafoetida powder curry leaf and chopped vendaikai. Fry until the vendaikai is not sticky. Now add 3 cups of water, when it comes to boil add chopped onion, tomato, green chilli, garlic, sambar powder and salt. cover it up and let it cook for 10 min in medium flame. Now add tamarind juice, when it boils cover up and cook for 5 min. Smash the cooked dhal and add it to the boiling sambar. Cook uncovered for 5 min.


Other names: Vendekkai sambar, Ladys finger sambar, Okura sambar, Okra sambar, Sambhar

Vendakkai is Okra/Ladys finger in Tamil language.



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