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Friday, October 17, 2008

Keerai Sambar Recipe

Keerai sambar recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 25 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients


Keerai /spinach  1 bunch 
Toor dal  1/2 cup 
Sambhar powder  1 & 1/2 tsp 
Tamarind  1 gooseberry sized 
Small onion  12 
Green/red chilies  5 
Turmeric  1/4 tsp 
Salt  As needed 


TEMPER:

Oil 1 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 tsp
Asafetida 1/4 tsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp

METHOD:

  1. Pressure cook toor dal,keep aside and extract tamarind juice.Peel of small onions and slit green chilies.Clean the keerai by washing it well 2-3 times and chop it...not too fine.Heat a kadai with oil and add the items under To Temper table in order.Then add onions and green chillies and fry till onions turn golden brown.
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  3. Add this to the tamarind extract,with salt,turmeric and sambar powder and bring to boil.(Add required water).
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  5. After 2 minutes add the chopped keerai,and turn the keerai so that it gets immersed .
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  7. Boil till keerai gets cooked,check the stem for doneness.Lastly add toor dal and boil for 2 minutes and now keerai sambhar is ready!
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NOTE

  • We can use any variety of keerai...
  • I have used the stem too,you can use leaves alone..
  • Water should be added carefully-very less,since this sambar should be bit thicker in consistency than our usual sambars.
Serve with rice and ghee on top of it..
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15 comments:

  1. Keerai sambar looks awesome ...

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  2. Delicious, just give ma a whole plate of plain rice with it.

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  3. even we make it Raks. I always love it. That plate looks delicious.

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  4. what a yummy sambhar! love to have it with rice and some curd chilies. BTW, does keerai mean spinach?

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    1. spinach is murunga keerai

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    2. Spinach is siru keerai, amaranth. Murungai keerai is drumstick leaves

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  5. Its looks nice.especially with that hot rice.

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  6. Keerai sambar looks yummy...

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  7. ,Yes Uma,Keerai mean Indian spinach!

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  8. Ive not heard of keerai sambhar before.. nutritious and yummy.

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  9. what is keerai raji....i dont have a clue what it is......

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  10. Keerai is Indian spinach! :)

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  11. Keerai sambar looks good

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  12. love ur recipe.Learn alot from you, wishing i know tamil or hindi words for certain ingredients.( I am chinese wife married to an indian boy),really want to learn how to cook indian food from simple and illustrative recipes from yours.Thanks for sharing. http://hellosweetdessert.wordpress.com/

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