May 25, 2012

Sambar Sadam/Rice (BisiBelaBath) - Tamilnadu Recipe

Basmati Rice - 1 1/2  Cup
Toor Dal /Tuvara Parippu - 1/2 Cup
Extra virgin Olive oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard seeds - 1 tspn
Dried Red chillies- 2 (broken into two)
Curry leaves - 2 springs
Urad dal /Uzhunnu parippu - 1 tspn
Channa dal /Kadala parippu) - 1 tspn
Asafoetida powder- A pinch
Vegetables -  2 cups (potato-1,drum sticks,Beans)
Onion - 1 (medium size-chopped)
Tomato - 1 (chopped)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tspn
Chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Sambar powder - 2 tspn
Tamarind Extract -1/2 tspn
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tspn
1.Wash together rice and dal. Keep aside.
2.Heat oil in a pressure cooker and Splutter mustard seeds.Add curry leaves,red chillies and asafoetida.
3.Add onion and fry for a few minutes. Add all the vegetables and tomato. Fry for a min.
4.Add rice and dal, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder, sambar powder, tamarind, salt. Mix everything.
5.Pour in 6 cups of water and add tspn of ghee.Let it cook for 3 whistles in high heat.And simmer for 5 minutes.Remove from the stove.
6.Let it cool for 30 minutes and serve.