Thursday, April 22, 2010

SAMBAR RICE AND A CARD

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Today my sons are not eating at home since they have an outdoor assignment. It would be great to cook what I loved most. Sambar (tangy lentil and vegetable curry) is my all time favorite food. The same thing I'm going to prepare, it is a marriage of two different dishes, tomato rice and sambar and this is how it is created and done in my style, you could use other vegetables too. The result? Truly amazing taste, wonderful one pot meal. Fantastic!!! Give a try and you would know what I mean.


INGREDIENTS

1 and 1/2 cup basmati rice (soak for 30 minutes then drain)
1/2 cup cooked garbanzo bean
1 carrot cubed
1 potato cubed
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup whole kernel corn
2 onions chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1 and 1/2 tablespoons sambar powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tablespoon tamarind mix with 1/2 cup water
pinch of asafoetida
3 cloves garlic minced
salt to taste
3 tablespoons ghee or oil
water


METHOD


* Heat the oil, splutter the mustard seeds, add onion and curry leaves, fry until light brown. Add garlic, stir for a few minutes, add tomato and salt. Cook until tomato turns soft.

* Now add chili powder, sambar powder, turmeric, asafoetida and some water, fry until fragrant.

* Add the vegetables and tamarind juice, cover the pot, cook until vegetable turns soft.

* Pour in the rice and sufficient water to cook the rice, add salt.

* Once the water is evaporated, cover pot and continue to cook for 10 minutes using slow heat.

* Dish out onto serving plate and enjoy your delicious sambar rice.


CARD

My blogger pal, E-na Zarina, Nagoya has sent the following beautiful card which is snapped by her. Thanks for your kind thought hope our friendship will  last forever.

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35 comments:

Kamalika said...

We usually cook Khichri like this..but the addition of sambar pwdr is new to me...will surely try this...take care....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Just finished cooking Sambar Rice for dinner. Missed your beautiful recipe by an hour. Would definitely try out your method next time.
Regards

Sudeep

simply.food said...

Lovely one pot meal healthy and delicious.

kitchen queen said...

lovely tempting sambar rice.

Madhura Manoj said...

samber rice looks fabulous. makes me hungry.

Babli said...

Sambar rice looks delicious and tempting. Very nice, tasty and healthy food.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Nice card and hope u enjoyed the dish :)

divya said...

Lovely one pot meal healthy and delicious.

Padma said...

Complete one pot meal. Looks delicious.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Lovely card. This sambar rice version looks so good :)

PJ said...

This screams comfort food to me! Very nice tomato rice and sambhar combo.. looks so yummy and delicious.

Kiran said...

Samabar rice looks very delicious.A very lovely card too.

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Sushma Mallya said...

Simple and very delicious rice

Priya said...

Real comforting food, looks fantabulous...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Nice card..
Sambar rice looks delicious :-)

J said...

mouthwatering..

Fimère said...

une assiette qui me met en appétit, j'adore
bonne journée

Valarmathi said...

Comfort food, looks yummy. Beautiful card.

shahana said...

Loved your version of sambar rice.Will try it soon.

Krishnaveni said...

sambar rice is my all time fav dish looks delicious

Lady Boheme said...

Hi, i love this delicious recipe, is really excellent! Thanks for your nice comment. Kisses

Preethi Rajeev said...

Just had sambar for lunch, still i am drooling thinking about this dish

Sandi said...

thanks for stopping by my blog....this looks very good!!

Ann said...

Ah! very comforting food :) your butter rolls looks yumm too

Vinolia said...

I love this kind of one pot meals too; and since I love sambhar in any ways, I'm sure this one would definitely be in one of my favourites !!! lovely card, that's a cute mark of friendship !! enjoy!!

PranisKitchen said...

delicious sambar rice..thanks for sharing this recipe

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely one plate meal healthy and delicious:-)

Azita said...

this sounds healthy and delicious!yummy!

Preety said...

sambhar rice is new to me..great recipe

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hello friends, thanks so much for your encouraging words...

Sandi, Ann and Azita welcome to my blog, thanks for dropping by, hope to see you often...

Sridevi said...

Sambhar rice looks wonderful. In Karnataka, south India they call this kind of preparation as Bisibellebath.Thanks for sharing your version.

Leena said...

Nice preparation! it sounds like our Karnataka's besibelebath..yumm...

Suja Sugathan said...

Simple and healthy..i will try this excellent recipe..Thanks for stopping by my blog..

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

blogging is indeed a community:)

anyways, i am enjoying your recipe. good job!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Leena..thanks for your comment and it's a coincidence that sambar rice is similar with bisibelebath...

Suja Sugathan thanks for your comment and joining in, hope to see you often...

Cheryna Pires...thanks for visiting and your sweet comment.....