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Sep 21, 2012

முள்ளங்கி சாம்பார் / Radish Sambar / Radish & Channa Dal Gravy



Yay..It the end of the week. I can't believe how fast this week has gone. It was such a tiring week for me. I should do something or go somewhere this weekend..Lets see what we have in store for us..

Now moving back to the recipe. Radish was one of the most hated vegetable of mine before marriage. But after marriage I started to pick few radishes when I was visiting market. Radishes are not only cheap, it is packed with lots of minerals. Mainly it is good for people who are in diet, radishes helps in losing weight.  So what I make with that, somedays I make this Radish paratha, but most of the time it will this yummy sambar. This sambar is packed with full flavour, those radishes give this sambar a unique taste and aroma..
 

I have a request to you folks, if you have any yummy radish recipes, please tell me. I have few radishes left in the fridge.

Ingredients:

Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 cup
Radish - 1 large chopped
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 6
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Oil - 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi -1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Jaggery - to taste
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro a handful

Method:

Cook channa dal till they are mushy. Set it aside.

Heat oil in a pot. Add mustard and cumin seeds in it. Throw a pinch asafoetida in that and mix well.

Add in shallots, green chilli and radish in that oil and cook for 5 mins till the raw smell goes away.

Add in turmeric, coriander and chilli powder and mix well.

Add a splash of water and cook everything till the oil separates from this mixture. This will clearly say that the masala is cooked.

Now add more water and tamarind. Add in cooked channa dal.

Season with salt and jaggery.

Bring everything to a boil. Cover and simmer the pot for 15-20 mins so that every flavour gets combined.

Add in lots of coriander leaves and switch off the flame.

Serve this sambar with rice.

Pictorial:

I have no idea how i forgot to take the ingredients pictures..I arranged everything, but i forgot to take it..SORRY I AM A AIRHEAD.

Pretend as if you saw some Oil, Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds, Asafoetida, Shallots, Green Chillies, Radishes, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, Chilli powder, Tamarind, Salt, Jaggery, Cooked Channa Dal & Some Coriander Leaves in a Red Chopping Board.

Thank God I took picture of Cooked Channa Dal for you folks..HE HE:D

Ok here you go..You need some channa dal which is cooked
Add mustard and cumin in oil
add in hing
add in shallots, green chilli and radishes
saute them well
saute till they get rid of their raw smell
add turmeric to them
add in chilli and coriander powder
mix them well
add some water
and cook till oil separates from them
add some more water along with tamarind
Season with salt and jaggery
add the cooked dal
and mix well
bring it to a boil
cover and simmer
till everything is cooked
Add in lots of coriander leaves
Serve

8 comments:

Suman Arthy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi, your radish sambar look delicious...I love radish sambar,grated radish stir fry, radish thoran....

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

hmmm.hot n spicy.U can check 2 radish raita recipes in my blog..hope u like.
maha

Devi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice flavorful sambar! I've never made it with channa dal.. always toor dal.. should try this next time..

Valar Naidu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey I have one raddish recipe it's quite yummy & easy way to prepare :

Ingredients:

1) Rice flour
2) Cumin seeds
3) Salt
4) Radish (grated)
5) Green chillies ( finely chopped)
6) Corrainder leaves ( finely chopped)
7) Curry leaves ( finelychopped)
8) Onion (finely chopped)

Method:

Mix the grated radish, finely chopped onion and rice flour( do not add water) in such consistency that you will be able to make a Vada dough.To this u can add green chillies+ corriander leaves + curry leaves+ cumin seeds+ salt as per ur taste.

That's it u need to deep fry in Oil till the vada turns golden brown and then your yummy vada will be ready.

Note : VERY IMPORTANT DO NOT ADD WATER AS RADISH AND ONION LEAVES WATER BEHIND.

Thanks,
Valar Naidu :)

Valar Naidu said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,

I have a very yummy & simple Radish Vada recipe:

Ingredients:

1) Rice flour
2) Cumin seeds
3) Salt
4) Radish (grated )
5) Onion (finely chopped)
6) Green chillies ( finely chopped)
7) Corrainder leaves ( finely chopped)
8) Curry leaves ( finely chopped)

Method:

Mix the grated radish, finely chopped onion and rice flour( do not add water) in such consistency that you will be able to make a dough for vada.To this u can add green chillies+ corriander leaves+ curry leaves+ cumin seeds+ salt as per ur taste.
Now the dough for the radish Vada is ready.
Then you need to deep fry in the Oil till the vada turns golden brown and then your yummy Radish vada will be ready.

Note : VERY IMPORTANT DO NOT ADD WATER AS RADISH AND ONION LEAVES WATER BEHIND.

Hope you will try this.

Thanks,
Valar naidu :)

Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my fav sambhar...very flavorful sambhar...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy sambhar... i too like this sambhar...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Fathima said... Best Blogger Tips

The radish sambhar looks yummy. I usually make it with thoor dal. I like it like that. You can also make poriyal with radish, add some soaked chana dal or moong dal. Usually fresh and tender radishes are good, but more mature ones have a strong smell.In that case add finely chopped ginger along with the onions.