Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tonight's dinner:Methi Sambar and Spicy Cauliflower Sabji
I am so glad to see fresh greens in the grocery aisle and this week I bought bunches of Methi(fenugreek) leaves .One of our(my hubby and mine)favourite sambhar is Methi leaves sambhar which trust me is the most flavourful sambar you will ever eat.:) Added to that I made Spicy Cauliflower with a new masala Thanks to my mom.
Methi Leaves Sambhar:
Toor daal (yellow lentils) 3/4 cup cooked
Potatoes diced 1 cup microwaved for 5 mins
Onion chopped 1 cup
Fenugreek leaves 1 cup
Green chillies 4 slit
Tamarind paste 1 tbsp
Ghee 2 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad Daal (black gram beans) 1 tsp
Hing (Asafoetida) 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies 2
Sambar powder 2 1/2 tsp
Heat ghee in a vessel
Add mustard, red chilli, Urad daal and Hing.Wait till mustard splutters.
Add onion,fenugreek ,Potato and Green chilli.
Fry for a few mins till you get an aroma.
Remove and keep aside on a plate.
In the same vessel,add tamarind paste and 2 1/2 cups water.Add sambar powder and salt.Boil till water reduced to half its quantity.
Add the fried items and cooked daal.Boil till the sambar is thick.
Serve hot with Rice.
Cauliflower 1 head broken into florets steamed in the microwave for 8 mins
Oil 2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Red Chilli 1
Everest Sabji Masala 1 tsp
Heat Oil on a pan.Add cumin seeds, red chilli and everest masala.Fry for a minute.
Add the steamed cauliflower florets.Saute till the masala coats the florets and the water evaporates.