Sambhar (peas with fresh vegetables)
Peas Vegetables Indian Vegetarian
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:02:53 AM. Recipe ID 26543. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Sambhar (peas with fresh vegetables)
Categories: Main dish, Indian, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 Servings
1 c Split peas, soaked
4 c Water
1 1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Turmeric
2 tb Oil
1 ea Eggplant, cubed
1 pn Salt
2 tb Tamarind, dried -=OR=-
1/2 c Lemon juice
1 c Boiling water
1/4 c Oil
1 pn Fenugreek seeds
1 pn Black mustard seeds
1/4 lb Green beans, chopped
1 ea Green bell pepper, chopped
6 sm White onions, peeled
6 sm Radishes, hlaved
2 ea Green chiles
1 ea Bay leaf
1 1/4 ts Sambhar spice
1/4 c Cilantro, chopped
1 lg Tomato, seeded & chopped
1/4 c Coconut, fresh, chopped
Combine split peas with water, turmeric & salt. Boil for about an
hour or until tender. Remove from heat.
Place eggplant cubes into a bowl & sprinkle with salt. Toss & set
aside for 40 minutes. Place tamarind in another bowl & add boiling
water. Set aside for 15 minutes. Strain the tamarind through a sieve
set over a bowl & squeeze out the liquid: discard the pulp. (Or use
Drain eggplant on paper towels. Heat oil in a large skillet over
moderate heat. Fry fenugreek & black mustard seeds until the mustard
starts to pop & crack open. Add beans, pepper, onions, radishes,
chiles & bay leaf & cook for a couple of minutes. Add eggplant &
continue to cook & stir for 5 minutes. Stir in the sambhar spice,
cilantro, tomato & coconut & cook for another 2 minutes, stirring
gently. Cover & cook until the vegetables are cooked through. Mix in
the reserved tamarind liquid or lemon juice & the boiled split peas.
Stir to blend well & simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Serve with rice.
Pranati Sen Gupta, "The Art of Indian Cuisine"
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