Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Arugula Sambar

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Arugula is a green that has a peppery taste to it and is widely used in salads. It is a very nutritious green and is loaded with vitamins. When added to sambar it gives a nice unique flavor that makes it a good healthy eat.

Ingredients

2 cups cooked and mashed toor dal
1 onion chopped finely lenghthwise
1 tomato chopped roughly
3  thai chillies slit lengthwise (+/- as per heat of the chilly)
1 cup tamarind extract (adjust to the heat)
1 1/2 cups water
2 handfuls of baby arugula
1/2 to 1 tbsp sambar powder (optional) or coriander cumin pwdr
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida/hing pwdr
1/4 tsp roasted fenugreek seed pwdr
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
Curry leaves

Method

Heat oil in a pan add mustard, cumin seeds when it splutters add curry leaves, hing, chillies, onions, salt and turmeric powder.When onions are cooked add tomatoes and tamarind extract. Add sambar powder. Boil covered for 5 minutes then add the nicely cooked dal and water. Add the fenugreek seeds powder. Add the roughly chopped arugula leaves and boil for 2 minutes. Enjoy with rice, idli, dosa or poori.



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22 comments:

Reva said...

Sambhar with any ingredient is my favourite...looks good.
Reva

The Foodie said...

Sambar is looking so nice...I hsve never tried using arugula leaves... looks interesting.

Jaisy James said...

what is argula?/ curry looks yummy

Priya said...

Very new and interesting sambar..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Adding arugula to sambar is a great idea..
Have never tried it...

Santosh Bangar said...

looking healthy and tempting sambhar

Now Serving said...

A very unusual sambar - I have arugula in my salad - so it's like keerai sambar? I certainly want to try this! First time on your website - picking up some awesome vibes :))

Smitha said...

Looks lovely !! I don't know what Arugula leaves are but sure it looks interesting !!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice recipe..looks so delicious..

aipi said...

Great idea..looks soooo nice!

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Pavithra said...

Interesting pushpa never tried arugula for sambar..except salad..love it.

Kairali sisters said...

sambar is my fav and this looks like a great option, now i have to go shop arugula :-)

Krishnaveni said...

wow, such an innovative sambar, love it

savitha ramesh said...

lovely sambar and the texture looks awsome

Ananda Rajashekar said...

sambar is something we would drool for :)

Swathi said...

Arugula sambar looks delicious. I haven't tried Arugula other than salad.

Suja Sugathan said...

This green is new to me,sambar looks super delicious.

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Love the yummy sambhar.. yum!!!!

Nancy and Vijay said...

Pushpa, you always cook with the most interesting combinations of ingredients and they have always turned out very tasty when I've followed your recipe. This is another new one I will try :)

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking this looks delicious lovely addition of arugula

Archana said...

Sambhar any form anywhere! our favourite! Looks good!

Jaya said...

I have only eaten Argula in salads, never knew one can make dals or sambhar with it as well..very lovely recipe, looks so good..hugs and smiles

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