Ash gourd sambar

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Total Time:
20 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - red gram
  • 1/4 kg - ash gourd
  • 10 - pearl onion
  • 1 - onion (small)
  • 1 tomato (medium)
  • lemon size - tamarind
  • 1 - green chilli
  • 1 - red chilli
  • small quantity - curry leaves
  • small quantity - coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • a pinch - asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp - sambar powder
  • 1 - garlic
  • 1 tbsp - grated/shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - black gram dal
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying

How to Make Ash gourd sambar

  • Wash and cook dal in a pressure cooker, adding a little asafoetida, required water, turmeric powder and a drop of oil.
  • Wash and boil ash gourd and keep it separately.
  • Soak tamarind in hot water and make paste out of it. Remove dust particles.
  • Chop onions, tomatoes, green chillies and keep other required ingredients ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan or kadai, splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add black gram dal, asafoetida, red chillies, green chillies, onions, curry leaves and fry for some time.
  • Then add tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder, sambar powder, garlic and a little salt and mix well.
  • Sprinkle water if necessary.
  • Then add tamarind paste followed by vegetables.
  • Let it boil for some time.
  • Then add cooked dal and mix them well.
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  • Coconut can be grinded along with some pearl onions, garlic and curry leaves. It will add to the flavour.
  • Recipe courtesy: http://tamilveg.blogspot.com/

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