Friday, 19 August 2011

Yam Sambar (Quick Fix)

Red gram dhal is the base of a Sambar, vegetables will vary. But in this preparation Yam forms the base.For those who cannot digest pulses, this is a good alternative! 
Courtesy: Freeda Fernandez

Yam: 250g cubed
Drumstick: 1 cut into 2” pieces
Brinjal/ eggplant: 2 cubed
Shallots: 10
Green chilli: 2 slit
Tomato: 1 cubed
Tamarind paste: 1/2tbsp
Sambar powder: 2 tbsps
Turmeric powder: 1/4tsp
Sugar: 1/2tsp
Oil: 2 tsps
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Red chilli: 2 cut in 2
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


Pressure cook yam with turmeric powder, mash well & keep aside.
Cook vegetables separately, add tamarind, sambar powder, cooked yam & salt.
Adjust consistency by adding water.
Season mustard, curry leaves & red chilli.
Pour into sambar, add coriander leaves.
Serve with rice or idlis.

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