Sunday, April 22, 2007

CHEERA SAMBAR


You need one cup toor dal. Half a bag of spinach, chop them coarsely. Two small tomatoes, cut them in to 4 , Two big garlic pods cut in to 4,One small onion, cut them in to 4.Put all these together in a pressure cooker. Add a tea spoon of turmeric and salt and cook. I normally let 2 whistles.After it’s cooked, add ¾ table spoons chili powder, 1/2 coriander powder, 1/2 ts roasted and powdered cumin seeds, one or two pinches of uluva/fenugreek seeds.Also add a pinch or two of asafetida. Mix well. Or if you want you can use sambar powder but also add roasted cumin powder in it. Season it with mustard seeds, red chili and curry leaves.Very easy to make and very tasty too.This is what I am sending to Indira of Mahanandi for JFI- Greens

18 comments:

Seena said...

Hi Meera,
I came to your blog through Bharathy's. Loved both of your blogs. Keep the work coming. This cheera sambar is a nice idea. Will make it..

meera said...

thank you seena for visiting:)

Ranjani said...

all pics are mouth watering:)

hey write more on ur travel blog..

Ranjani said...

all pics are mouth watering:)

hey write more on ur travel blog..

meera said...

sure ranjani:)i have it ready,just need to post:)

Reena said...

beens, post more of your mouthwatering recipes. did you link yet? ;)

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Meera's Blog said...

i've been going over some other sites ,like inji etc and was thinking what am i doing here:)!!i feel proud (and thankful)that you guys are willing to share all these vast knowledge with others!!
link what??u meant the GREEN thing?i send it.:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi,
First time to ur blog...It is a nice recipe.... great!

Meera's Blog said...

thanks sukanya:)

Aahaar Vihaar said...

Hi Meera,
This is my husband's favourite. I used make this once in a week. Yours looks great.

Meera's Blog said...

oh!!this is my husband's fav too!!if he can have hot,right out of the stove cheera sambar and steaming rice,he is the happiest man on earth:)

Krista said...

Hi Meera,

This is my first time here (via Mahanandi), and I look forward to making your lovely Keera Sambar this weekend.
One question though...don't you have to add some water to the pressure cooker? Won't everything stick otherwise?

Thanks from a newbie,
Krista

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Meera's Blog said...

hi krista:)i forgot to mention about water i guess!!ys you need water to cover all the ingredients.just enough to cover them.or else it will be too watery:)
thanks for visiting :)iam also new to this:)

Madhavi said...

hi meera!i came to your blog thro mahanadi.first of all,i must tell u nice pics in the right side sidebar.iam a new blogger and still in the process of editing and including something or the other.your palak sambar recipe looks interesting.i'll definetly try this.i have bookmarked your blog

Meera's Blog said...

thanks and welcme madhavi:)iam a new blogger too:)

vimmi said...

I make palak dal but never thought of making palak sambhar. lovely recipe. will try it soon.