Jun 30, 2008

SAMBAR VADA




I first eat this sambar vada in Chennai saravana bhavan .Iliked it very much,From that time this one become one of my dinner special .If you have 2 vadas with sambar that will be enough for me for dinner. this one is specially from Tamil nadu,Inever see this iteam any were in andhra.And the recipe is...


For VADAS:-


1 cup -ura dal


salt to taste


oil for frying


Soak dal in water for 2-3 hours and drain water and griend dall in to a smooth paste dont add water while grieding. Remove and add salt [If you want you can add chopped onion and green chillis to the vada batter] and give a shape like dough nuts and droop them in hot oil and fry till golden colour.Remove from oil and drop them in to hot sambar.




FOR SAMBAR:-


1 cup -toor dal


1. wash and soak toor dal for 10 min. and cook till soft and mash and keep a side.


2. soak lemon sized tamarind and extract juice with 1 cup water and keep a side.


3.Cut vegetables like carrot ,bottle gourd,tomato,onion[they should be one carrot 1/2 cup bottle gourd pieces ,1medium tomato,1medium onion ,3green chillis]


4. cook vegetables in 1 cup water with 1/2 teasp-turmeric and 1/2 teasp-salt till vegetables are cooked.


5.now add tamarind juice,1tesp-chilli powder and boil till raw smell of the tamarind will dissappear.


6.now add cooked dal mix well and let it boil till one boil then add sambar powder 1teasp,jaggury-1teasp check and add salt ,curry leaves,chopped coriender leaves and mix well.


7.now heat 1teasp-oil in a pan add mustard seeds and 1/2 teasp-asafoetida and add this to sambar.


sambar is ready to serve, serve hot with plain rice[or] vadas[or] idlis.


I think this is a protein rich food because Iused urd dal and toor dal , dals and lentils are very rich in proteins so......

This recipe is my one more entry for EAT HEALTHY PROTEIN RICH CONTEST hosted by SANGEETH at-ART OF COOKING INDIAN FOODhttp://letusallcook.blogspot.com/2008/06/eat-healthy-protein-rich.html

8 comments:

RamyaBala said...

U made me tempting...I was thinking of making this vada for two weeks and u have it in ur blog(its early morning here...)...Its too bad to have it yourself....

Illatharasi said...

Looks great.... I too like those vadas from saravana bhavan;)

Sujatha said...

Those sambar vadas look delicious! Yes, I remember the Saravana bhavan vadas.. You are making me drool on those vadas now :)

Sailaja said...

Looks great. Last week I made Sambar Idly

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

sooo delicious .. dont mind having it right now :) its amazing

Suma Rajesh said...

Delicious...i have tried once in saravana bhavan hotel....its superb tasty dish....

easycrafts said...

Even I love the taste of sambar vada in saravana bhavan...I have an award for u on my blog

Priti said...

Umm..Sambar Vada..looks delicious...u can beat saravana bhavan ;)