Udupi Sambar Recipe / Udupi Hotel Sambar Recipe


I love sambar so much. I have a array of sambar recipes in my blog..And it is keeping on growing and growing. This is one sambar recipe which i wanted to share for quite a long time and it is simply delicious. It comes from a place called udupi where sambar is very traditional and very famous as well.

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What makes this udupi sambar so special is the sambar masala. The masala is made fresh each day and added to sambar. This sambar has a little coconut in it which makes it more tasty. I can assure you that when you make this sambar the smell just fills all over your house and it is simply divine.


The ingredient list for this sambar is pretty lengthy and it takes a bit of time to make, but i am sure it is completely worth it.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves : 6 to 8

Ingredients:

Oil - 2 tblspn
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli - 10 peeled
Tomatoes - 2 chopped
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Green Chillies - 2 slit
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 2 to 3 tblspn or to taste
Jaggery or Sugar - 1 tblspn or to taste
Coriander leaves a big handful chopped

For Cooking Dal:
Toor Dal - 1 cup
Turmeric Powder  / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Water - 3 cup

For Sambar Masala:
Dry Red Chillies - 6 to 8
Coriander Seeds / Mullu Malli - 5 tblspn
Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 2 tblspn
Urad Dal / Uludu Paruppu - 2 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1.5 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam - 1 tsp
Coconut - 4 tblspn grated
Oil - 1 tsp

Vegetables for Sambar:
Carrot - 1 cubed
Ladysfinger - 4 chopped
Potato - 1 cubed
Pumpkin - 1 cup cubed
Cucumber - 1 cup cubed
Snakegourd - 1/2 cup cubed
Brinjal - 3 small cubed
String Beans - 6 chopped
Beans - 5 chopped

For Seasoning:
Oil / Ghee - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Curry Leaves - a handful
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1 tsp

Method:

First cook dal, by taking all the ingredients given for cooking dal in a pressure cooker for 3 whistle, simmer the cooker for 5 mins. turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and mash up the dal. Set aside.

Now make the sambar masala. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add in all the sambar masala ingredients. Roast on a low heat till it gets golden. Remove this to a blender and add little water at a time and make it into a fine paste. Set aside.

Take a big pot. Heat 2 tblspn of oil. Once it is hot, add in onions, shallots, green chillies, tomatoes and curry leaves. Saute for a couple of mins.

Add in all the veggies along with salt and turmeric powder. Mix that well for 5 min or so. So there is no raw smell. 

Now add in water and cover the pot and cook for 10 mins till the veggies are tender.

Add in cooked dal, sambar masala, jaggery and tamarind pulp. Mix well and taste the sambar adjust the seasoning. simmer the pot for 10 to 15 mins.

Now make seasoning by heating oil or ghee and frying all the ingredients listed. Pour this over the sambar and mix well.

Add in lots of chopped coriander leaves and mix well.

Serve hot with rice.

Pictorial:
Take toor dal in a cooker


Cover with water


add little turmeric powder


and pressure cook till done..set this aside


Take your sambar masala ingredients


heat oil in a pan


add the masala ingredients


start roasting them


roast them on a low heat till it is golden


remove to a blender


make it into a fine puree..set this aside till use


Now take the veggies for sambar


chop them into pretty big pieces


i prepared other ingredients as well


take a large pot, add some oil


drop in onions, sambar onion, chillies,
tomatoes and curry leave


saute this for a couple of mins


add in all veggies


mix that really well


add in salt


turmeric powder


saute for 5 mins or so


add in water


mix well


cover with a lid and cook till the veggies are tender


It will take around 10 mins or so


add in sambar masala


cooked dal


mix well


add in tamarind pulp


jaggery


mix well and simmer for 10 to 15 mins


now the sambar is done


Take ingredients for seasoning


heat oil or ghee in a small pan


add in all seasoning ingredients


pour this over the sambar


mix well


Add in coriander leaves


mix well


serve



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