Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Beetroot Sambar - Split Pigeon Peas & Vegetable Stew

Know What U Eat: Toor Dal is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate and Manganese. One unusual benefit of beet root is getting rid of dandruff???? Yes, make a decoction of beetroot and mix it with some vinegar. Now apply this mixture on your scalp and this will help you to get rid of dandruff..Right now, enjoy this regular toor dal sambar with something unique.- beet root..which gives nice color, taste, nutrition benefits good with idli, dosa, rice,uthapam etc..


Beetroot Sambar






Cooking Time : 20 min.
Preparation Time : 20 min.
Serves 2 to 4.


Ingredients: For the sambar
1 C Toovar dal (split pigeon-pea)
1 Tomato, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
1 C Bottlegourd,(doodhi) cubed
4 small frozen drumstick
1 medium beetroot, peeled and cubed
1 Carrot, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
2 tsp Jaggery (optional)
1/4 C Fresh Cilantro, chopped
salt to taste


For the sambhar masala : I picked up Tarla Dalal's recipe.
 6 to 8 red chillies
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi)
1 tablespoon toovar dal (arhar)
1 tablespoon split Bengal gram (chana dal)
1 tablespoon split black gram (urad dal)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1 teaspoon oil


For the tempering:
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
6 curry leaves
1/4 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
2 tablespoons oil


How to make Sambar Masala:
1. Heat the oil and roast all the ingredients for the sambhar masala in it.
2. Grind to a fine paste in a blender using a little water. Keep aside. (you can dry roast, and then grind into powder too, for later use)



Beetroot Sambar


How to make Sambar:
1. Wash and pressure cook the dal, in one pot, and tomato, onion, beetroot, carrot, drumstick with 2 cups of water, in another pot in a pressure cooker, upto 3 whistles.
2. Then add the tamarind pulp, jaggery, sambar masala, salt, chopped cilantro, and 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
3. Prepare the tempering by heating the oil and frying the mustard seeds, garlic, curry leaves and asafoetida until the mustard seeds crackle. Add this to the sambhar and simmer for 15 minutes.
4. Serve hot with Idli/Rice/Dosa/Vada..

49 comments:

Trendsetters said...

your sambar looks aromatic... very nice

Aruna Manikandan said...

Sambar looks lovely!!!
Haven't tried beet root in sambar so far.

Will soon give a try!!!

Nice clicks :-)

Nostalgia said...

I love beetroot in the sambar especially for its color. Great recipe and the masala recipe will be handy..

Rachana Kothari said...

Samabr looks delicious! Havent tried beetroot in sambar so far:)

Nandini said...

Kadamba sambar looks fantastic!
Love the addition of beets!! You got beautiful color.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the innovation..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Sambhar is looking good.Will go well with hot rice and a side of pappadams.

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks yummy!...gonna make it tomorrow. Beets are my fav vegetable!

Swapna Sree said...

woow!!!looks awesome...never tried beetroot in sambar...surely tastes yummy...

Anncoo said...

Your sambar looks fabulous!

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!thats so innovative...yummy yumm

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. yummy sambhar.. looks fantastic..nice click..

Latha said...

Never made beet root sambar and never knew about the dandruff and beet root connection. thanks.

Sambar looks yummy.

Supriya Nair said...

Yummy yummy sambar...the beetroot definitely adds a nice flavor...

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely pic...adding beetroot is healthy nice one

Gulmohar said...

cool..sambar in 15 minutes..Looks too good with the perfect color !

Pedhakka said...

This is totally new to me !!!!Will surly try to make it at home !!!Thanks for the recipe with a lovely picture.

Vrinda said...

Nice n healthy red sambar...

Mriganayani said...

Looks gorgeous as always! Did not know about the dandruff remedy - I hope hair does not turn purple - that would be funny! Sambar looks delicious and I'm sure will taste heavenly with hot rice and ghee!

Swathi said...

Sadana and Muskan,

Beet root sambar looks yummy. I don't like the color of beet root in my sambar, this one looks good

Yasmeen said...

I definitely make the beet sambar when ever I buy beets :D

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Nice click...
Beetroot Sambar ... oh!! v new... need to try :)
I always use home made sambar powder.recipe from my granny

Angie's Recipes said...

Beetroot stew looks so comforting and delicious.

Priya said...

I do add beets in sambar, sambar with multi veggies looks amazing..

AshKuku said...

I love beetroot sambhar ever..... I love the color, the aroma & the taste it releases... Very rich in taste & healthy....... That is my favorite...... Your prep looks awesome too.....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceancihope.blogspot.com/)

kothiyavunu said...

Nice sambar!! looks delicious..liked the addition of beets..very colorful and healthy..:)

Siddhi S said...

wow very healthy n temptign sambhar...lovely colour

Daisy Blue said...

I have never tried beetroot in sambar...will give a try one day

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Wow, sambar looks really tempting! I'm drooling over! :D~

Ms.Chitchat said...

Never tried beet in sambar. Looks very colorful. Click is quite tempting.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Beet roots in sambhar is the one which i never tried.Looks very colouful. healthy too.

sowmya's creative saga said...

very healthy and looks deliicous..

hema krishnamohan said...

Hi,
Yummy sambar.Will try since rice with sambar is our comfort food.
I like variation in trying regular
items.Thanks for visitng my blog
and your comments are valuable
for me to continue posting.

sayantani said...

thats a great way of preparing beetroots. lovely sambar and great colour.

Pavithra said...

I too love this and heard thru a friend.. then I started doing this ..gives wonderful color to the sambar.Looks really tempting.

Tina said...

Easy and delicious sambar...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy sambar. so hearty and comforting. looks great.

Jagruti said...

Delicious sambhar with beetroot..never had this way..nice idea!!

Preety said...

perfect for lunch with steaming hot rice

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Madhavi said...

Sambar looks delicious!!

Deepa said...

beet root in sambhar looks so tasty...lovely click

PriyaRaj said...

sambar with beetroot aa, sounds diff..looking nice...thanx for ur visit to my space & ur comment dear..

Katy ~ said...

Beetroot for my hair....hmmm...why not I suppose. Ladies use lemons and oranges and eggs and mayonnaise...why not, eh?

But it looks so much nicer in this wonderful sambar. I think it would be much better on the inside of me than on the outside!

Shri said...

Looks delicious, guys!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wow the sambar looks so delicious and my hubby would definitely finish them in seconds:)

Madhavi said...

sambar looks great
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Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

super smabar...my mum used to add beetroot in Undhiyu..

Zonia Cruz said...

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