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Arachuvitta Sambar Recipe –

Ingredients :
 Toor Dal(Thuvaram parupu) - 1 cup
 Tamarind - 1 lemon sized ball
 Carrot - 2 small sized
 Shallots - 10
 Tomato - 1
 Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped

Roast and grind:

 Coriander Seeds / Dhania - 1 tsp
 Chana Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 tsp
 Fenugreek / Vendhayam - 1/4 tsp
 Raw Rice / Arisi - 1 tsp
 Dry Red Chilli / Kanja Milagaai - 1
 Grated Coconut / Thuruviya Thengaai - 1

To Temper:
 Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
 Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
 Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
 Hing/Perungayam - a pinch
 Curry leaves - few
 Red chillies - 1
1.Dry roast the ingredients under 'to roast and
grind' until golden brown and grind it to a
semi fine powder. Keep aside.

2.Pressure cook toor dal with turmeric powder

and enough water (4-5 whistles) till its cooked
, mash it well with a laddle, set aside.In a
kadai, heat 2 tsp of oil, add mustard
seeds,urad dhal, fenugreek, hing, red chillies
and few curry leaves. Now add the shallot's,
saute them till they are semi-cooked. Add
chopped tomato and saute it well.
3.Add the veggie of your choice - I used
carrots. Saute till raw smell leaves.Then
transfer this to the pressure cooker containing
mashed dhal. Add little water and dilute it.

4.Simmer and allow it to boil for 3-5mins till

the veggie is cooked and is soft.Add the
freshly grinded powder and mix well. Then
add tamarind water...Mix well.Add required

5.Allow it to boil for 5-7 mins till the sambar is

thick and is of desired consitency.Add
chopped coriander leaves and switch it off.
My Notes:
 Adding veggie is purely optional, you can
make it without any vegetable too. As it uses
freshly ground spices, the sambar will be
flavourful even without any vegetable.
 Dont worry if your spice powder is not
very fine. I usually make is slightly coarse only
but the sambar comes out well.