Palakkadan Sambar recipe | പാലക്കാടൻ സാമ്പാർ recipe

2014-10-23
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  • Yield : 1 bowl
  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Palakkadan Sambar recipe | പാലക്കാടൻ സാമ്പാർ recipe

Palakkadan Sambar ( പാലക്കാടൻ സാമ്പാർ ) is something different from other sambar because it is made with freshly ground spices & coconut. It makes the taste a unique.

It is a traditional South Indian dish and can serve with rice, dosa, idli, etc.

This curry is A.K.A varutharacha sambar ( വറുത്തരച്ച സാമ്പാർ ) . The word  ‘varutha’ means fried & ‘araicha’ means ground to a paste form. This refers that the fried or roasted spices and coconut.

It is highly a nutritious dish with full of vegetables.

This vegetarian dish is very popular curry ( കറി ) among Kerala sadya.

This dish is very easy to make & delicious.

Try this simple recipe in your home and enjoy!

Palakkadan Sambar recipe | പാലക്കാടൻ സാമ്പാർ recipe

Palakkadan Sambar recipe | പാലക്കാടൻ സാമ്പാർ recipe

Ingredients

  • Toor dal (thuvara parippu) - 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind - a small lemon size (dissolved in 1 cup of water)
  • Drumstick - 2 nos
  • Tomato - 1 no
  • Ladies finger - 4 nos
  • Ash Gourd (Kumbalanga) - a small piece
  • Small onions (Kunjulli / Cheriya ulli) - 5 nos
  • Potato - 1 nos
  • For dry roasting: - Coconut grated - 1/2 cup
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Whole red chilly - 6 nos
  • Fenugreek seeds (uluva) - 1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder (kaayam) - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 5 nos
  • For seasoning: - Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Whole red chilly - 3 nos
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Coconut oil - 3 tsp
  • Water - 4 cup
  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Heat 1 tsp of coconut oil in a non stick pan and add whole red chilly, coriander seeds , fenugreek seeds and let it fry well. Add grated coconut and Keep frying till the coconut becomes a rich dark brown colour. Add asafoetida powder and curry leaves and fry for 2 minutes. Switch of the flame. Let it cool completely and then grind it to a smooth paste. Coconut paste is ready.

Step 2

Clean and cut all the vegetables.

Step 3

Boil the toor dal with the tomato, 2 cups of water and optionally 2 cloves of garlic. You can cook it using the pressure for 3 whistles.

Step 4

Then open pressure cooker and add drumstick, tomato, Ladies finger, ash gourd, small onions, potato and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5

Add salt and 1 cup of water to the cooked dal and cook till the veggies are slightly cooked.

Step 6

Soak the tamarind in 1 cup of water and make a pulp. Add the tamarind pulp to the dal and the vegetable mix and stir well.

Step 7

After that add coconut paste to this and mix well and cook for again 5 minutes.

Step 8

Heat coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add dry red chilly, coriander leaves & curry leaves and add into sambar and switch of the flame.

Step 9

Tasty Palakkad Style Sambar With Coconut is ready.

Step 10

Serve it with hot rice, idli, dosa, chapati, etc.

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