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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Malabar Sambar

Today's 30/11/2016 Recipe : Malabar Sambar மலபார் சாம்பார்

This type of sambar is made in most place of Malabar @ Kerala. This differs from our typical Tambrahm sambar, due to the added flavours of roasted Coconut in it. Means, this is a traditional wayof making sambar in Malabar region of Kerala where coconut is fried with other spices and ground to a paste and added to the sambar. They call as Varuthu-Aracha Sambhar. Also this forms a part of their Sadhya too.

To Grind : Red-chilly 5 to 7, 2 TSP Kadala Paruppu, Dhaniya-1tsp, Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup, Methi seeds - 1 tsp.

Other ingredients : Mustard seeds, curry leaves, Coconut Oil 3 tsp, Methi seeds dry fried and powdered 1/2 tsp, Tur Dal 1 cup boiled, Bringal, Pusanikaai or Parangikaai, or Chow Chow. Tamarind paste, salt as required, water as required.

Fry all the ingredients given in "To-Grind" except coconut. Allow to cool and grind along with coconut and keep ready.
In a kadai, add coconut oil, splutter mustard seed, curry leaves, and chopped vegetables and saute till aroma arises. Add tamarind water, turmeric powder, and powdered methi. Bring to boil, once 1/2 cooked, add boiled tur dal and the grinded paste, adjust water to consistency, stir well and cover with lid for 5 mins and let the vegetables be cooked well. Once cooked remove from stove and serve hot with Rice. Your yummy, traditional authentic Malabar Sambar is ready...!!.. Serve with ulunthu appalam.

This recipe is given to grandma by krishnamma maami of trivandram some 70 years back.. Recalled this from my mom and posting here.. Thank you.. Please do try and get us the feed back.