how to prepare tomato sambar/varutha sambar for idli and dosa

how to prepare tomato sambar/varutha sambar for idli and dosa

how to prepare tomato sambarIt’s a special and distinctive type of flavorful sambar done in our home on a regular basis!that goes great with both idli and dosa.This is an authentic preparation of Kannada chettiar’s community and is called “Urudhu thakali sambar”The reddish color and the savory smell of the sambar is really inviting.We saute the whole tomatoes in oil till the skin shrinks!that gives this gravy a remarkable taste combined with other roasted spices.how to prepare tomato sambarI still remember the “special aroma” when my patti(paternal mother)grinds it in a (Grinding machine-made of stone)motor and pestle that fills the whole space during the early morning hour’s and I would run up to her and sit near her and watch the process.Small onion is well suited for this sambar than big onion!sprinkling grated coconut at the end of the preparation is an added specialty to this preparation.Spices should be roasted perfectly for wonderful taste and flavor.After roasting we can grind every thing together to a fine paste.Now let’s see how to prepare tomato sambar..

how to prepare tomato sambar/varutha sambar for idli and dosa

INGREDIENTS:
FOR GRAVY:

Tomatoes – 6-7 apple tomatoes(Bangalore tomatoes)
urad dal – 11/2 tbsp
cumin seeds -1 tbsp
coriander seeds – 4 tbsp
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Any type of rice – 2 tsp
Red chillies – 7-8,coconut scrapped – 1/4 cup(and some to add at last)
kadalai paruppu(Bengal gram) – 11/2 tbsp
Small onions – 10 no’s
oil for frying spices.
Salt to taste
Curry leaves a few

FOR TADKA:

small onion(cut) – 3-4 tbsp
Some curry leaves
Needed oil
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

METHOD:

1.First fry whole tomatoes with little oil and take out.
2.In same oil fry rice and let it become puffed white.
3.Add urad and bengal gram and leave till light brown.
4.Now add onions.
5.Add coriander seeds,curry leaves,red chillies and cumin seeds.
6.At last add grated coconut and switch off the stove.
7.When it cools grind every thing including tomatoes to fine paste and keep.
8.Keep a kadai heat up with some oil and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
9.Add small onion and curry leaves.
10.Add ground paste.
11.Add salt and curry masala powder then mix with water as needed for sambar.
12.Let it boil till raw smell goes(10-12 minutes).
13.At last add some grated coconut and garnish with coriander leaves.

how to prepare tomato sambar/varutha sambar for idli and dosa

Total Time: 20 minutes

how to prepare tomato sambar/varutha sambar for idli and dosa

Ingredients

  • FOR GRAVY:
  • Tomatoes - 6-7 apple tomatoes(Bangalore tomatoes)
  • urad dal - 11/2 tblsp
  • cumin seeds - 1tblsp
  • coriander seeds - 4 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Any type of rice - 2tsp
  • Red chillies - 7-8
  • coconut scrapings -1/4 cup
  • (some to add at the end)
  • kadalai paruppu(Bengal gram) - 11/2 tbsp
  • Small onions - 10 no's
  • oil for frying spices.
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves a few
  • FOR TADKA:
  • small onion(cut) - 3-4 tbsp
  • Some curry leaves
  • Needed oil
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. First fry whole tomatoes with little oil and take out.
  2. In same oil fry rice and let it become puffed white.
  3. Add Urad and Bengal gram and leave till light brown.
  4. Now add onions.
  5. Add coriander seeds,curry leaves,chillies and cumin seeds.
  6. At last add grated coconut and switch off the stove.
  7. When it cools grind every thing including tomatoes to fine paste and keep.
  8. Keep a kadai heat up with some oil and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  9. Add small onion and curry leaves.
  10. Add ground paste.
  11. Add salt and curry masala powder then mix with water as needed for sambar.
  12. Let it boil till raw smell goes.
  13. At last add some grated coconut and garnish with coriander leaves.

Notes

Roasting the ingredients to perfection gives exotic flavor to the preparation. If you are using other than Bangalore tomatoes reduce the number accordingly Leave the sambar to boil at least for 10-12 minutes till the raw smell goes away. Adding coconut scrapping at the end is purely optional. Always add the spices one by one not altogether

 

 

3 thoughts on “how to prepare tomato sambar/varutha sambar for idli and dosa

  1. I love you sambar recipe. I have tried it a couple of times with slight variations and I’m always pleased with the result. I can finally make breakfast sambar! Thank you.

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