Udupi sambar | south indian udipi sambhar

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Posted by angari raut on July 16, 2013 at 1:48am View Blog
If you are a lover of south indian food like me ,I guess you must have tasted idli dosa in udipi resturants in bombay and bangalore. todays recipe is udupi sambhar which i made last weekend which changed our (both me & husbands) definition of the word sambar. Udupi sambhar is an important part of udupi cuisine. Udupi cuisine (Tulu: , Kannada: ಊಟ) is a world-renowned cuisine of South India.It forms an important part of the cuisine of Karnataka and takes its name from Udupi, a town on the southwest coast of India in the state of Karnataka. Udupi cuisine has its origin in the Ashta mathas of Udupi founded by Madhvacharya. Udupi cuisine comprises dishes made primarily from grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits. The variety and range of dishes is wide, and a hallmark of the cuisine involves the use of locally available ingredients. Pumpkins and gourds are the main ingredients in sambar, a stew prepared with ground coconut and coconut oil as its base.

The ubiquitous Indian dish masala dosa has its origins in Udupi.Saaru, a spicy pepper water, is another essential part of the menu, and so are jackfruit, colocasia leaves, raw green bananas, mango pickle, red chillies, and salt. Adyes (dumplings), ajadinas (dry curries), and chutneys, including one made of the skin of the ridge gourd, are specialities. Udupi cuisine adheres strictly to the Satvik tradition of Indian vegetarian cuisine, using no onions or garlic, as well as no meat, fish, or shellfish.ie udupi cuisine is pure vegetaraian Udupi or Udipi restaurants and hotels serving Udupi cuisine can be found all over India and many parts of the world. In the past, these restaurants were run by cooks and priests trained at Krishna matha at Udupi Coming back to the sambhar recipe this is a sweet sour & spicy sambhar made with freshly ground spices & coconut. i have used regular onions along with drumsticks & other mixed veggies .but u can make this sambar with only small sambhar onions This sambhar gets its sweetness from

halved ¼ tsp Hing/Asafoetida Few Curry Leaves 1 tbsp Oil. preferably Coconut Oil Method: 1 pressure cook dal with salt hing and turmeric till soft. 3. cut into 2 inch pieces 1 large Onion. . tang iness from tamarind and tomatoes.mash with a ravi (laddle) 2. Mix in grated Coconut and roast it along with spices till it turns light golden and aromatic.Cool and grind roasted spices with coconut to a smooth paste by adding little water at time. dosa or steamed rice. serve the udipi sambar with idli. hing and few curry leaves.dry roast all the ingredients listed (except coconut) under Udupi Sambar Powder for about a minute. cubed 2-3 Green Chillies. 1 tsp Tamarind Paste 1 tsp Jaggery (Adjust acc to taste) ½ tsp Turmeric Powder Small bunch of Coriander Leaves.sweetness of jaggery and coconut. adjust as per taste) 1 cup Grated fresh/frozen Coconut Sambar ingredients 2 Brinjal cut into 1 inch cubes 1 carrot cubed 1 okra chopped 1-2 Drum Sticks.Heat 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil in a pan and add sambar/pearl onions. and heat from roasted spices . Sauté it on medium flame for about 2-3 minutes till they turn translucent. slit 3/4 cups Toor Dal/arhar dal/ Pigeon Pea. finely chopped 1 tbsp Oil (Preferably Coconut Oil) ¼ tsp Hing/Asafoetida Few Curry Leaves Salt to taste For Tempering: 1 tsp Mustard Seeds 1 Dry Red Chilli. You can check out andhra style sambhar recipe here Ingredients: Udupi Sambar Powder:1 tbsp Urad Dal ½ tbsp Channa Dal(Split Bengal Gram) 2 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds 1 tbsp Coriander Seeds (whole dhane) ½ tsp Methi/Fenugreek Seeds 4-6 Dry Red Chilli (guntur/ Byadagi. thinly sliced or 10-12 small Sambar Onions(Pearl Onions) peeled 2 large Tomatoes.

add turmeric powder. 7. dry red chilli. Adjust the seasoning and add water depending on the required consistency of Sambar. . jaggery.4. pour the tempering on Sambar when mustard starts to pop and splutter. hing and curry leaves. tamarind paste and salt to taste. Simmer and bring the whole sambar to gentle boil (takes about 5-7 minutes). 5 Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes till the vegetables are cooked well. 6.now prepare tadka .Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. the sambar should not be too thick or thin.Add this ground mixture and mashed toor dal to cooked vegetables and mix well. now mix vegetables of your choice with cubed tomatoes and just enough water to cook the vegetables.

8.Mix in finely chopped coriander leaves . Serve this delicious Udupi Sambar with Idli. Dosas or plain basmati Rice or drink it its very tasty .