Palak Sambar Recipe – for idlis, dosas or rice!!
I hope all of you liked my previous recipe for Eggless Whole Wheat Jaggery cake. If you did not get a chance to have a look at it, click here to head on to the recipe. It is a very simple and healthy recipe that needs to be on your to-do list. Let me move on to today’s recipe which is an absolutely simple Sambar recipe. It is nothing but Palak sambar. Sambar recipe is something very common in any south indian household and my house is not an exception. Sambar with rice and a dry curry or poriyal make one wholesome meal. With the inclusion of Palak here, this is even more nutritious and of course, extremely tasty too. We need to make sure to include greens in our diet as often as possible atleast once in a week. This is one recipe that you can try to make use of all the goodness of greens. I have made use of palak here which can be substituted with any other greens of your choice. My hubby loves this with idlis and dosas too. This sambar recipe pairs up very well with white rice apart from idlis and dosas. Let me move on the recipe without further delay.
Palak Sambar recipe:
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Palak/Chopped Spinach – around half a bunch(quantity can be varied as per your choice)
Toor Dal – 1/4 cup
Moong Dal – 1/4 cup
Sambar Powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Onions – 1 medium chopped
Tomatoes – 2 medium chopped
Green Chillies – 2 slit
Tamarind – size of a big marble whose juice needs to be extracted.
Water – as required
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
1. Clean palak twice and chop them.
2. Pressure cook dal till its nice and mushy.
3. Pressure cook onions, tomatoes, chillies and palak with little water for 1 whistle and keep aside.
4. Soak tamarind in hot water and extract the juice.
5. Mix the dal, palak mixture, tamarind extract, sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt with enough water depending on the desired consistency.
6. Boil the above mixture for about 7 minutes and temper with mustard seeds.
7. Yummy sambar ready to be served with idlis, dosas or white rice.