Arachu Vitta Sambar Recipe | Traditional TamilNadu Sambar

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arachuvita-sambar sambar-recipeArachu Vitta Sambar Recipe | Traditional TamilNadu Sambar,

Hello Folks! hope you all doing good 🙂 Do u want to try something yummy southindian food?? huh?? I will say in a Big Louder voice ” TRY THIS” !!! The most staple food of southindia is Sambar, we make every other day!!  There are lot of varieties of sambar from place to place, i should say it differs from every household, here i shared my Amma’s recipe which is the Arachuvita Sambar. In tamil Arachuvita means “Grinded” so this sambar it has the freshly grinded  powder that take this sambar more flavourful and tasty! In this recipe i added carrot, you could also use any veggies of your favourite, even its taste good without any veggies!  This sambar we make once in a week and serve  with simple chettinad potato fry or Bittergaurd fry. Do try this recipe,I’m sure you will love it!:) 🙂

check my other sambar recipes here:

Squash sambar

Mini idly Sambar

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arachuvita-sambar

Arachuvita Sambar/how to make southindian style sambar


  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • TO PRESSURE COOK DAL:
  • Toor dal- 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • hing- 1 tsp
  • salt- to taste
  • oil- 1 tsp
  • TO GRINDING:
  • Coriander seeds- 1 tsp
  • Channa dal- 1 tsp
  • Coconut – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilli- 3
  • Fenugreek seeds- 1 tsp
  • TO MAKE SAMBAR:
  • Small onions- 1/2cup
  • Tomato- 1
  • chillies- 2
  • carrot – 1
  • tamarind extract- 2 tbs
  • Chilli powder- 1 tsp
  • TO SEASONING:
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Curryleaves- 1 string

Instructions

  1. Add toor dal, turmeric, hing, salt, oil and 2 cups of water pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Roast and grind the ingredients given under the list.”TO GRINDING”
  3. Add onions, tomato, chilli + 2 cups of water into the cooked dal, cover and cook for 10 minutes
  4. Add tamarind extarct, chilli powder, grinded mixture, salt cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Heat up the small pan add all the ingredients given under “TO SEASONING”
  6. Add them to sambar and switch off the stove.
  7. Arachuvita sambar is ready!
  • Category: gravy veg
  • Cuisine: Indian

 Step by step pictures:

Add washed toor dal, a pinch of turmeric, hing, 1 tsp of oil in pressure cooker
Add washed toor dal, a pinch of turmeric, hing, 1 tsp of oil in pressure cooker
These all the ingredients for grinding- coriander seeds,coconut,dry red chilli,channa dal,fenugreek seeds.
These all the ingredients for grinding- coriander seeds,coconut,dry red chilli,channa dal,fenugreek seeds.
Heat up 1 tsp of oil, add the grinding ingredients , saute them just for a minute
Heat up 1 tsp of oil, add the grinding ingredients , saute them just for a minute
keep them aside let it comes to cool temperature.
keep them aside let it comes to cool temperature.
Grind them into a fine paste by adding little water.
Grind them into a fine paste by adding little water.
Now the dal is cooked
Now the dal is cooked
Mash it well.
Mash it well.
Add in onions
Add in onions
Add in tomato
Add in tomato
Add in carrot, you can also use any vegetable
Add in carrot, you can also use any vegetable
Add Chopped chillies
Add Chopped chillies
Add in water i used 2 1/2 cups of water, cover and cook for 10 minutes
Add in water i used 2 1/2 cups of water, cover and cook for 10 minutes
Now bring them to boil..
Now bring them to boil..
Add tamarind extract
Add tamarind extract
Add in chilli powder, remember we also used dry red chilli for grinding so add it according to your spice level
Add in chilli powder, remember we also used dry red chilli for grinding so add it according to your spice level
Add the grinded mixture
Add the grinded mixture
stir them well..
stir them well..
Add salt to taste. Cover and cook for 10 minutes
Add salt to taste. Cover and cook for 10 minutes
Now the seasoning, Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves to 1 tsp of oil saute them just for a minute.
Now the seasoning, Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves to 1 tsp of oil saute them just for a minute.
Add the seasoning and switch off the stove.
Add the seasoning and switch off the stove.

 

Stir the Sambar. You can also sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.
Stir the Sambar. You can also sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves.

Arachuvitta Sambar is ready! Serve with Steamed Rice, Idly or Dosa.

Do try this recipe and share your thoughts, comment below or take a picture post it on Facebook i would love to see!arachuvita sambar

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Farheen Saudagar says:

    Made Arachuvita Sambar today. It came out really well. Recipe is simple yet very tasty. Yessss!!! I can make sambar without using readymade spice mix. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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