Sambar with Greens / Keerai Sambar

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When you have spinach that needs to be used up and running out of ideas yet need to make it quick and easy, then keerai sambar it is. Its very similar to the Lentil and Spinach curry except that we’ll be using Sambar powder.

Recipe :

Source : Me

Serves : 4 to 5

Moong Dal : 3/4 cup

Carrot : 1 medium, chopped

Beans : 5 to 6. de-string and chopped


Spinach : 6 large leaves or a small bunch

To temper:

Oil : 2tsp

Red Chillies

Garlic : 2 medium finely chopped

Ginger : 1/4 inch finely chopped

Tomatoes : 2 medium chopped

Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves : few to garnish

Sambar powder : 2 tsp, Store bought (I used Sakthi sambar powder)

Salt : to taste

Soak Dal for 20 mins

In a pressure pan, add the Dal,chopped spinach, carrots and beans. Add enough water to immerse Pressure cook for 3 whistles

In a pan heat 2tsp oil add mustard, red chillies, ginger, garlic and curry leaves

Saute for about 20 seconds making sure you dont burn

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, saute till tomatoes turn mushy about 4-5 mins

Now, add the sambar powder give a stir and add the cooked dal. Keep stirring. Add enough water and let it come to a boil.

Add salt to taste

Add coriander leaves to garnish and a tsp ghee(clarified butter) for extra flavour

Serve with idli/dosa/pongal/rice. Enjoy!





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