MADRAS SAMBAR SADHAM RECIPE to make at home is sooper quick and makes a perfect lunch box dish. A simple Madras style sambar sadham made spicy suiting our taste buds. Sunday lunches are always special coz i cook whatever SH prefers n other days it totally depends on me.. He was bit upset that it was brown rice but other than that he loved the taste.. Also made brown rice rasam sadham, thayir sadham, manthakkali keerai masiyal, vendakkai kari, omam arisi vadaam n maangai oorukkai..

What you need:
2 cups – Cooked Brown rice
1/2 cup – Thoor Dhal
6 nos – Pearl onions
2 cups – Carrot, Beans, Capsicum, Green peas (chopped)
3/4 tsp – Tamarind paste / a small lemon sized ball
2 tbsp – Sambar Powder
gen pinch – Turmeric powder
gen pinch – Asafoetida
1 tsp – Mustard seeds
1 no – Red chilli, broken
1 sprig – Curry leaves
1 tsp – Oil
1 tsp – Ghee
2 tbsp – Fresh coriander, chopped

What you need for the masala:
5 nos – Red chillies
1 tbsp – Coriander seeds
1 tsp – Channa dal
1/4 tsp – Fenugreek seeds
3 tbsp – Grated coconut

Dry roast and grind to smooth paste with enough water.

How to make:

Pre soak brown rice for one hour in enough water. In a pressure cooker add 3 cups water and pressure cook brown rice for 8 hisses. Once pressure is down remove and mash the rice.

Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds once it cracks add red chilly, curry leaves, hing saute well and add onion mix well and add vegetables, saute add salt, turmeric powder, tamarind paste 2 cups water and let it cook until raw smell goes off approximately 8 to 10 minutes.

Add sambar powder and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, now add mashed dal and bring to gentle boil, add the masala cook for 2 more minutes, sprinkle coriander and then switch off the heat.

In a bowl add mashed rice,enough sambar mix well add a dollop of ghee mix it and serve hot!!


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