Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Habanero Sambar

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The first time I saw habanero chillies was at a U pick farm.You can find more information on this here... Loved the flavor though since then I use them moderately in my cooking,it has a very unique flavor almost that of butter.

Ingredients
2 cups nicely cooked and mashed toor dal
1 onion chopped finely lenghthwise
1 tomato chopped roughly
1/4 habanero chilly chopped(deseeded)
1 cup tamarind extract(adjust to the heat)
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp sambar powder(optional)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida pwdr
1/4 tsp roasted fenugreek seeds- powdered
1/4 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
Curry leaves

Method
Heat oil in a pan add mustard,cumin seeds when it splutters add curry leaves,hing,chilly,onions,salt and turmeric powder.When onions are cooked add tomatoes and tamarind extract.Add sambar powder(optional).Boil covered for 5 minutes then add the nicely cooked dal and water.Add the fenugreek seeds powder.Boil for 2 minutes.Enjoy.

Note:These chillies are very hot so handle with care.

22 comments:

Priya said...

Sambar looks absolutely comforting..

Paaka Shaale said...

I had never hard of habanero before would love to try this recipe if I can lay my hands on these

Priya Sreeram said...

nice info on habanero ! new to me ! the sambhar looks swell !

kitchen queen said...

the sambar looks very yum and delicious.

Prathibha said...

Lovely sambar..never used them

Biny Anoop said...

hey thx for the recipe....loved the name

Kairali sisters said...

Sambar in any form with any veggies is welcome here, pushpa, that was brilliant to use habenaro peppers here..

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious sambar..never tried these chillies..sounds great.

Gulmohar said...

Sambar is always comforting :-)

Krithi's Kitchen said...

These chillies are new to me.. Will try check if I get here.. Your sambhar is superb..
http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

Sarah Naveen said...

this looks so yummy!! nice recipe..

Shanavi said...

Good use of that awesome pepper..Good job Pushpa

Mrs K said...

Pushpa,the sambar looks so yummy,and cooking with habanero is so unique,love the color:)

Now Serving said...

Interesting idea...I am curious -did it change the flavor of the Sambar at all since I know these deadly hot peppers have a very distinct flavor...

Yummy Team said...

Never heard of this chilly before..The recipe sounds interesting!!

Swathi said...

Habanero samabar looks delicious, I have some Anaheim pepper in my hand, I will try this recipe.

Rachu said...

I like it. Appreciate your innovations with herbs..specially this one, arugula sambhar nd lettuce dal
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divya said...

looks awesome. Drooling over it.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful sambar looks wonderful

Radhika said...

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Reva said...

This is new to me... but the sambhar looks absolutely divine ... yummy.
Reva

Pushpa said...

Thankyou all and NS yes it changes the flavor of the sambar,it adds a very unique flavor that I love.

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