Sambar Rice is my all time favourite. I make it atleast twice a month. Today i thought of making sambar rice, but i thought of using barnyard which was lying in the fridge for quite a while to make it. The result was fantastic, it was fragrant and tasty, i never missed my rice. It tasted exactly like my normal sambar rice.
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The key for a fragrant sambar sadam is the drizzle of ghee and the chopped coriander which you add right at the end..So yum..
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Serves : 4
Barnyard Millet / Kuthiraivali - 1 cup
Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasiparuppu - 1/2 cup
Potato - 1 medium size cubed
Carrot - 1 medium size cubed
Raw Banana - 1 small cubed
Cucumber - 1 cup cubed
Snake gourd - 1 cup cubed
Brinjal - 1 small cubed
Onion - 1 large sliced
Tomato - 2 medium size chopped
Green Chilli - 2 chopped
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves a handful chopped finely
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Water - 4 cup
Gingelly Oil - 3 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves a handful
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Wash and soak barnyard millet and moong dal separately for 30 mins.
Now heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in seasoning ingredients and let them sizzle for a min.
Add in onions, tomatoes and chillies. Add some salt and cook this for 2 mins.
Now add in spice powders and mix well.
Add in chopped veggies and toss well for 2 to 3 mins.
Now add in tamarind pulp and water. Add in some sugar and mix well.
Add in drained dal and millet. Bring this to a boil.
Simmer the flame and cook covered for 1 whistle or for 10 mins.
Turn off the heat and let the steam go by itself.
Open the cooker, add in coriander leaves and ghee,
Mix well, serve.
|You need 1 cup of Kuthiraivali / Barn yard Millet|
|Wash them well and soak them in water|
|Now take 1/2 cup of yellow moong dal in a bowl|
|Wash them well and soak them|
|Now take your other ingredients|
|I used a mixture of potato, snake gourd, cucumber, raw banana, carrots|
|Now heat oil in a pressure cooker..Add in mustard, cumin and chillies|
|add in some asafoetida|
|and some curry leaves|
|Add in onions, tomatoes and green chillies|
|saute them for couple of mins|
|add in some salt|
|add in chilli, coriander and turmeric powder|
|Add in the chopped veggies|
|toss well in the spices|
|add in tamarind pulp|
|and some water|
|i added some sugar to balance the tartness and spicyness|
|add in the moongdal|
|and the barnyard millet|
|Bring it to a boil..Simmer and cook covered for 1 |
whistle or for 10 mins
|this is how it looks|
|add in chopped coriander leaves|
|drizzle some good ghee|