Wednesday, November 29, 2006

South Indian Style -Spinach Sambar

Dear friends ,
Here is a simple recipe of s a very healthy dish,rich in vitamin A and B.It is a rich source of Iron and calcium with certain minerals .

Ingrediants required:
1 pound - spinach
4-5 -coves of garlic
1 cup - grated coconut
6-7 - curry leaves
1tsp -cumin seeds
1tsp - methi seeds
1tsp -urad dhal
3tsp -coriander seeds
7-8 - red chillies
1 pinch -hing
1tsp -oil for frying

1.Wash and clean the spinach.
2.wash clean and chop them up.
3.cook spinach with little water salt,chilly powder ,turmeric powder for about 4 min in microwave
4.Take a small pan and stir fry allthe rest of ingredients until urad dhal turn slightly brown keep it aside.
5.Heat little oil and season it with red chillies and hing.
6.Now blend all the ingrediends along with a cup of grated coconut into a smooth paste by adding 1/4 cup of water.
7.Now add this paste to the cooked spinach and kep it on a medium flame.cook this by adding salt as per taste and allow it to boil.
8.In a small pan add a little oil or ghee and then add garlic to it and roast till they turn golden brown .Now when its just done add the curry leaves and stir for a minute and add this to the boiling saambar.Give a stir.
9.Now add 1/2 tsp of mustard with 1 red chilly [ dried] wait till it splutters and then add this to the sambar.

Serve with rice rotti or even with plain rice.

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