Arachu Vitta Sambar Recipe

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Arachu Vitta Sambar
How to make Arachu Vitta Sambar
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Mixed lentils with drumsticks, coconut, tamarind and other spices. This sambar recipe is made with a blend of urad dal, tur dal and a little channa dal.

Ingredients of Arachu Vitta Sambar

  • 2 tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 cup yellow lentil (tur dal)
  • 1/2 cup of drumsticks
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 1/2 cup tamarind extract
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt - to taste
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup bengal gram (yellow chana dal)
  • 6 whole red chillies
  • 3 Tbsp coconut - desiccated
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • Oil
  • Powder ingredients:
  • 1 tsp sambhar powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Seasoning ingredients:
  • 1 tsp fenugreek (methi)
  • 2 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • Few curry leaves

How to Make Arachu Vitta Sambar

  • 1.Boil the yellow dal in a pressure cooker, mash it and keep aside. Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and saute all the dry ingredients for 2-3 mins.
  • 2.Then, grind them together with some water making a paste. Keep aside. Cook the drumsticks with a pinch of turmeric powder in some water. Remove from fire when soft.
  • 3.Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and saute the onions till they turn golden brown. Add tomato, ground masala and the powder ingredients with some water. Stir well.
  • 4.Add the drumsticks, tur dal and the tamarind extract. Mix well. Add two cups of water and let it cook for 15-20 min on medium heat.
  • 5.In another pan heat 2 tbsp oil and add all the seasoning ingredients. Let it simmer till they begin to crackle.
  • 6.Then mix these seasoning ingredients in the sambar and serve hot.