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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Spinach Sambar-indian popeye!:-)

If u are not a big fan of the spinach,try this recipe and u will start loving it for sure.

Here is what u need for super yummy super healthy spinach sambar:

1 cup  Toor Dal
1 bunch spinach
1 chopped Onion
1 chopped tomato
1 Tbspn sambar powder ,click on the link for the recipe- sambar powder
Tamarind big lemon size
1 pinch turmeric
fresh/frozen grated cocnut 1 Tbspn.

tempering:1 tspn ghee,1/4 tspn mustard seeds,2 pinch asafetida/hing

Pressure cook Toordal,chopped spinach with water and turmeric until 2 whistle  or until compeletely cooked some pressure cooker requires 3 whistle.Allow the cooker to cool down completely,if you are in a hurry put it down under running tap water.

Soak tamarind in water for 20 min and squeeze out the juice.(u can also microwave tamarind and water for 2 min high and keep it in the freezer for 2 min and then squeeze out)

Now lets add salt and sambar powder,add 11/2 tbspn sambar powder if u like it spicy.Bring it to boil for 5 min then add the tamarind juice and boil it for 10 min in medium.

Next add 1 tspn ghee in a pan,add mustard seeds and allow it to pop then the asafetida .Add tempering to sambar.

Enjoy with rice and raw onion...hmmm yummy

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