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Monday, October 8, 2012



Raw rice - 1 cup
Toor dhal - 1 cup
Tamarind - a small lemon sized ball
Mixed vegetables(ash gourd, pumpkin,avarakkai, tomato,) - 1 cup
Small onions - 10 no.  

Sambhar powder  - 1 1/2 tablespoons
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Gingelly oil - 2 teaspoons
Ghee - 2 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves - few

To powder:
Coriander seeds - 1 tablespoon
Dry red chillies - 1
Methi seeds - 1/8 tsp.


Chop vegetables to fairly big pieces.

Extract juice from tamarind. Keep aside.

In a spoon of oil fry the items  given in "To powder"and grind to a fine powder.

Pressure cook rice alongwith toor dhal . Mash well.

In a kadai, heat oil, fry the onions till transparent, add curry leaves, hing and the chopped mixed vegetables, little salt and when half done add the tamarind extract, sambhar powder and boil till the raw smell goes. Now add the mashed rice and dhal. Add remaining salt and ground powder.  Mix well.  Add a cup of water and allow it  to cook till everything mixes and infuses well. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Top with ghee and gingelly oil. Serve hot with deep fried javvarisi vadaam or papads.


  1. love it any time, even for breakfast ;) with vadavam.

  2. The rice looks nice and yum! And with those papads or fries it would be divine!

  3. one dish with much nutrients and flavours. I am so wanting this as the weather here today has been so dull. Only a warm bowl of such goodness will make a difference.

  4. sambar sadam looks very tempting and inviting and super delicious.

  5. Yum yum, super comforting one pot meal.


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