Arichavita Sambar (Ground Coconut Sambar)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/4 cup- toor dal
  • 1 small ball size tamarind
  • For paste:
  • 1 tsp- chana dal
  • 1/4 tsp- turmeric
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 2 or 3 red chilli(as per taste)
  • 1/4 tsp- fengreek seeds
  • 1/4 cup -coconut (dried, for fresh coconut -use 1/2 cup)
  • For Tempering:
  • 1 tbsp- oil
  • 1 tsp- urad dal (white dal)
  • 1 tsp- mustard seed(rai)
  • 1 big onion
  • Vegetables of choice (brinjals, raddish, potatoes instead of onions)
  • For garnish:
  • 5 kadi patta (optional) (dried leaves)

How to Make Arichavita Sambar (Ground Coconut Sambar)

  • Boil toor dal and keep aside.
  • Put the tamarind in 2 cups water and keep aside.
  • Fry all the ingredients for paste, fry the coconut last on slow flame for 2 minutes.
  • Grind the fried mix with little water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the urad dal and mustard seeds.
  • When mustard splutters, add onions and fry till golden brown, add the tamarind water and boil till the onion softens( about 5 to 8 minutes).
  • Add the ground paste.
  • Boil for another 5 minutes and add the boiled dal.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Garnish with dried curry leaves. For flavour, you can add these leaves when you are frying the onions.
  • Serve hot with rice, dosa or idli.