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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keerai Thandu and Karamani Arachuvitta Sambar Type 1

Keerai Thandu (Greens Stem) is going to be wasted mostly but if its tender its good to use it. I have mixed this with Karamani(Black eyed beans) and prepared Sambar. This recipe is going straight to Nithu's Best out of waste Event.

Keerai Thandu - Chopped to 2 inch piece(Got out of 1 bunch of Greens)
Karamani (Brown or white) - 1 cup(Soaked and pressure cooked)
Toor dal - 1/4 cup ( pressure cooked)
Tamarind water - 1 cup

For grinding
Dhaniya seeds - 2 tspns
Channa dal - 1 tspn
Urad dal - 1/2 tspn
Dry Red Chilli - 3 nos(As per your taste)
Grated Fresh coconut - 1/2 cup

For Seasoning
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Hing/Asafotida - 2 pinches
Curry leaves - few

Preparation Method
Wash and Cook tender Keerai thandu (Greens stem) in tamarind water with turmeric and salt.
Add cooked karamani and boil it.
In a kadai, add 1/2 tspn oil and add for grinding ingredients stated above except coconut and saute till brown. Cool it and grind it to fine paste with coconut in a mixer/blender.
Now add this mixture and boil.
Finally add toor dal with salt and water.(See notes). Keep in low flame and stir occasionally.

Season it with oil, ghee(optional)mustard,(wait till it splutters) hing and curry leaves.

Keerai Thandu and Karamani Sambar is ready to serve with hot rice or chapathis.

Notes - * It can be semi-watery as sambar will become thick after sometime.
* People who have cholestrol and cannot use coconut can exclude it and prepare.
* Can pressure cook Karamani and toor dal at the same time in different vessels to save gas and time.


Indian Khana on June 16, 2010 at 2:48 PM said...

Looks gud..never tired beans this way...

Life is beautiful !!! on June 16, 2010 at 4:31 PM said...

A very suthentic rcipe. Looks really gud :)

Niloufer Riyaz on June 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM said...

A delightful Sambhar!!!

Reshmi on June 16, 2010 at 5:51 PM said...

look delicious...nice sambar...sara..

Rachana on June 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM said...

A very unique recipe!

divya on June 16, 2010 at 9:14 PM said...

looks delicious ....unique recipe...thanks for sharing..

Unknown on June 16, 2010 at 11:21 PM said...

Sara, that sounds great !!! But, I didn't get as to what are those stems of. green onions?

Parita on June 17, 2010 at 2:09 AM said...

A very different kind of sambhar..looks yummy!

Suji on June 17, 2010 at 5:06 AM said...

Hi Saraswathy..

Thanks for your visit to PPP. You too have a lovely space with lot of healthy recipes..Happy to follow you...

Kairali sisters

GayathriRaj on June 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM said...

Hey thats a nice one....i have just visited ur blog and i liked it a lot...and the evnt is sneding my entry today itself and this kind of sambhar is first time im hearing nice and looking yummy...

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) on June 22, 2010 at 12:21 AM said...

sambhar looks yum n delicous....happy to follow u...following>>>>>>>>>>>>>>u did an great job on the roundups n making it a success..thanks for adding my entries...


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