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Sarada Prithipal's Kitchen
-- Sarada Prithipal

Sambar Rice

Number of servings: 4

This recipe was taught by my mother and this is different from Bisi Bella Bath  

List of ingredients:
one cup rice  
half cup tuar dal  
7 to 8 red chillies red chillies  
2 tablespoon coconut  
2 teaspoon curry leaves  
one teaspoon channa dal  
one teaspoon mustard  
one teaspoon dhania  
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek  
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder  
1/8 teaspoon asafoetida  
one small onions  
one cup mixed vegetables of your choice  
like carrots,peas,potatoes  
one small lemon size tamarind  
one tablespoon oil  
one tablespoon ghee  

Cooking procedure
Cook the dal and rice seperately .

Cut the onions into thin slices.

Soak tamarind and extract pulp.

Cut the vegetables.

Heat little oil in a kadai ,fry the red chillies,channa dal ,dhania,fenugreek and coconut one by one.

Dry grind this to a coarse powder.

Heat the remaining oil in the kadai and fry the onions,then the vegetables and curry leaves.

To this add salt,turmeric powder and tamarind pulp.

Boil untill the vegetables are done.

One teaspoon of sambar powder can be added in that case red chillies should be reduced to half.

Mash the rice well and mix it with the dal.Add this to the vegetable mixture.

If it is very thick you can add water.

Bring the above mixture to a boil and remove from fire .

Add the powder andasafoetida .

Finally season in ghee the mustard.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Any additional information:
Goes well with raita or papadam , pickle or any veg and non-veg curries.

Other recipes that go well with this one: coconut chutney for rice.

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