Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spinach Sambar

I like to add Spinach to my Sambar to make it more nutritious. This is one way I can get the whole family to eat Spinach!

  • A bunch of Spinach (Washed and chopped)
  • 1 Tomato cut into halves
  • 1 tsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Sambar powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (Adjust to taste)
  • A pinch of Asofoetida
  • 1/4 cup Toor dal
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • Mustard seeds
  • Fenugreek seeds
  1. Cook the toor dal with tomato and turmeric in pressure cooker.
  2. Heat a saucepan with oil and add asafoetida, mustard and fenugreek seeds.
  3. When the mustard starts to splutter, add the spinach and sambar powder and fry the mixture for a minute.
  4. Add 2 cups of water, tamarind paste and salt. Allow it to boil till it becomes slightly thick.
  5. Mash the cooked dal and add it to the sambar and simmer. Taste and adjust for salt/ spice/ sourness.Add more water if the sambar is too thick
  6. Serve hot with Rice.

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