Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mochai Payaru Sambar ( Indian Beans Sambar)

Mochai payaru is one of my favorite vegetables.I Used to wait for the mochai payaru season to begin and ask my mom to make curry for me.This is a recipe I learned from my MIL , this sambar is my DH's favorite.
1 cup Mochai payaru (Indian beans)
1/2 cup Toor dal
5 nos Green chillies
1 pinch Turmeric powder
1 tbsp Red chilly powder
1/2 Cup Tamarind extract
2 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1tsp Urad dal
1 tsp Fenugreek seeds
4 Tbsp chopped onion
1 sprig Curry leaves
5 tbsp Corriander leaves
2 pinches Asafoetida
Salt to taste.
Cook the toor dal with turmeric powder and set aside.
Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds and urad dal.
When the mustard seeds pop add the onion,curry leaves,fenugreek seeds,green chillies and saute.
Add the Indian beans, water and let it boil.
When the beans are half done, add the tamarind extract,red chilly powder, salt and let it boil for a minute.
Now add the toor dal and let it cook completely.
When the beans are done add asafoetida and corriander leaves and let it cook for a minute.
The sambar tastes delicious Steamed rice and ghee.

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