Monday, 11 May 2015
Bottle gourd sambar / சுரைக்காய் சாம்பார்
thoor dhal - 150 gm
turmeric powder -half tsp
bottle gourd pieces - 3 - 4 cups
tomato - 1
onion - 1 ( optional)
tamarind water from small lemon size
chopped coriander leaves - 2 tbsp
sambar powder - 4 tsp
green chilli - 2
salt - to taste.
for tempering :
oil - 1 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
dried red chillies - 2
curry leaves - 2 arc.
asafoetida- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
Steps to follow:
Pressure cook thoor dhal along with turmeric powder and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves, when it splutter add asafoetida and transfer the tempering to the sambar.
Bottle gourd sambar is ready to serve.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice,idli and dosa. It is really delicious.
This is summer special,good for health. It reduces fatigue and keeps you fresh especially during summer. It helps fight , as it is fiber rich. Because of its fiber and low fat content, Ayurveda highly recommends this food for diabetic patients and young children.
The juice of this gourd in the as it serves as an alkaline mixture.
thus helping in improving overall health..