Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kovakka Sambhar


Ingredients
Lentils/Parippu: ¼ cup
Ivy Gourd/ Kovakka: 2 cups (chopped length wise)
Turmeric Powder: 1tsp
Chilli Powder: 1tbsp
Coriander powder: 2 ½ tbsp.
Onion: 1 big
Tomato: 3
Green Chilli: 2
Salt: needed
Roasting
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Garlic cloves: 2
Curry leaves: few
Asafetida powder: ¾ tsp
Shallots: 4
Tempering
Coconut oil: 2tbsp
Mustard Seeds: 1tsp
Cumin seeds: ½ tsp
Curry leaves: few
Method Of Preparation
Roasting
Heat a pan and add grated coconut, shallots, curry leaves, garlic and asafetida.
Roast till coconut becomes slight brown color.
Switch off the flame and grind this to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
Sambhar
In a pressure cooker add washed lentils, add enough water and let it cook for 2 whistles.
Wait for the pressure to release.
When pressure releases add in chopped ivy gourd, onion, tomato, green chilli, turmeric powder, chilli powder, Coriander powder and salt.
Cook for another 2 whistles.
When pressure releases, check the consistency and add the grinded coconut paste.
Stir and when it starts to boil switch off the flame.
Tempering
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds when it splutters add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
Transfer to the prepared Sambhar.
Serve hot with rice, dosha or Roti.



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31 comments:

PT said...

i love the taste of kovakka in sambar along with potato.. looks delicious..

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and yummy sambar.

R.Punitha said...

Hi Fasee,

Kovakkai sambar looks delicious ...

Nicely presented as usual:-)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

delicious kovakka sambar

Sangeetha said...

lovely preparation, love Sambar with freshly ground spices...this sounds too good with ivy gourd...have to try this combo..
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Julie said...

Innovative sambhar!!

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Now Serving said...

Yum! Sambar looks great - the kovakka makes is especially delicious!!

Akila said...

Very tempting

Priyas Feast said...

Delicious sambar..never tried with kovakka

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simran said...

yummy looking sambhar...love veggies in sambhar.

Priya said...

Super delicious sambhar,lovely.

Jay said...

looks irresistably hearty
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PT said...

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Gayathri NG said...

Delicious looking sambar...

Maayeka said...

Delicious sambhar..next time I will surely add ivy gourd in my sambhar:)

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Never added kovakkai to Samabar...sounds good..will try next time

Shabbu said...

yummy sambhar...

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Reshmi said...

I nver tried it in sambhar.. kollamalloo... next time :)

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Spice up the Curry said...

super tempting sambar recipe

Rekha said...

I am always in search of kovakkai recipe...Very nice & different in deed.. love to try it..
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Rekha said...

I am always in search of kovakkai recipe...Very nice & different in deed.. love to try it..
http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

Rekha said...

I am always in search of kovakkai recipe...Very nice & different in deed.. love to try it..
http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

Rekha said...

I am always in search of kovakkai recipe...Very nice & different in deed.. love to try it..
http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

Gloria said...

I love lentils, love this recipe, sounds nice!

Shobha Kamath said...

Lovely and differently made Sambhar!
Will try this out soon.

Curry and Comfort said...

Yummy sambar! :)

Roshni said...

Faseela, I make sambar the tamil sytle and am the biggest fan of mallu style sambar. I think I see the differnce in how you make it. i am going to follow your steps... thanks for the recipe

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...this is my favorite !!!thanks fo sharing the recipe !

Rosh said...

Oh wow! Love this recipe Faseela...never heard of this but sounds incredibly good! Must try :)

Hema said...

Never tried sambar with kovakkai, looks very good..