pepper Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:6
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 Lemon sized - tamarind.
  • 450 ml / 0.75 pints / 2 cups - water.
  • 15 ml / 1 tbsp - black peppercorns.
  • 15 ml / 1 tbsp - yellow split peas.
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp - coriander ( cilantro) seeds.
  • 2 - dried red chillies.
  • 2.5 ml / 1/2 tsp - asafoetida.
  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp - oil.
  • 5 ml / 1 tsp - mustard seeds.
  • 15 ml / 1 tbsp - chopped fresh curry leaves.
  • salt.

How to Make pepper Sambar

  • Soak the tamarind in the water and extract the juice then set aside.
  • Dry roast the peppercorns, split peas, coriander seeds, chillies and asafoetida until lightly coloured, then grind to a fine powder.
  • Add a little water to make a paste then set aside.
  • Heat half the oil and fry the mustard seeds until they start crackling.
  • Add the tamarind juice and salt to taste.
  • Cover and simmer over a low heat for 2 mins.
  • Add the paste and bring to the boil.
  • Stir in the remaining oil, curry leaves and simmer for 10 mins until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Serve hot with rice.