Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White Pumpkin Sambar

Sambar is a most common dish in south India. Sambar can be made with variety of vegetables.But some vegetable sambar only goes well with idli,dosa and vada.White pumpkin sambar is one kind of vegetables which accompaniment with Idli, dosa and rice. I have this sambar happily with chappathi too.


White Pumpkin                         1 cup (Chopped)

Onion                                        1 No

Tomato                                     1No

Toor Dhal                                 1/2 cup

Sambar Powder                        1 tbsp

Tamarind                                  a small lemon size

Turmeric Powder                    1/4 tsp

Coriander Leaves                   For garnish 

Salt to taste

To Temper

Mustard Seeds                        1 tsp

Curry Leaves                           1 -2 Strands

hing                                       a pinch


Pressure cook the toor dal for 3 -4 hisses. Remove the excess water and mash it using ladle.

Extract the tamarind pulp and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai , add item under 'To Temper' ,once mustard seeds splutter add onion cook till it translucent.

Add tomato and cook till it become mushy.Add cubed pumkin , give a stir fry for 2 minutes.

Add sambar powder ,dal,Turmeric powder,salt and required amount of water.(Use the excess removed from dal). Let it boil for for 10 minutes.

Add tamarind extract and boil until the raw smell of tamarind goes.

Garnish it with coriander leaves and serve along with rice.

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