Vendaikai/Okra Sambar

Ingredients :

Ingredients to roast and grind it to a smooth paste:
Corainder seeds-1tsp
Red chillies - 4 -( 2 for grinding and 2 for seasoning)
Fenugreek seeds -1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves

For Seasoning :
Mustard Seeds
Fenugreek seeds
curry leaves
Green Chillies - 3 - (This is optional.If there is no sambar powder,u can add green chillies)
Channa Dal - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli - 2
Oil - 3 tsp
Curry leaves

Things to keep ready :

1) Cut the okra and keep it ready
2)Soak the tamarind in water and extract the juice.
3)pressure cook the thoordaal..
4)Heat oil in the pan,Add red chillies, coriander seeds, (Kadalai paruppu)channa dhal,fenugeek seeds,curry leaves,.
Fry it till it becomes golden color. Cool the items and grind it with shredded coconut into a paste.No need to fry the coconut..

How to cook:

--Heat oil in the pan, add the mustard seeds,when it splutters,add channa dal,curry leaves,red chiili,fenugreek seeds fry it well,

--Add the cut okra, fry for sometime..

--Add the tamarind water and salt..let it boil,now add the sambar powder and bring it boil for 5mins--Now add the ground paste(Step 4)let it boil for 2mins and finally add the mashed thoordal with some water..

Tips :

--Sambar can be made without the sambar powder.If there is no sambar powder,fry 3 green chillies when seasoning.
--Sambar has to be in thick consistency..It should not be like Rasam which is very thin..


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