Today is the last day of the blogging marathon week #1 and for the last day I am paired up with Dhyuthi of Melange. The dish which I picked from her blog was ‘Arachuvitta Sambar’ since that is a famous dish in ‘Tamil Nadu’ cuisine. I do it in a similar way except that I use less or no coconut. I have always heard the greatness of this dish, but never attempted to make until after wedding.
Knowing that K loves arachuvitta sambar I had to make it .. being newly married I had to impress .. don’t you’ll agree .. but needless to say the very first time it was a bit of a disaster .. not totally since the dish was still edible . The recipe called for fennel seeds and I added extra not quite knowing the impact. I happily and proudly served K the first dish I made only to find out that it was not quite the same. But he was quite understanding and thus my cooking ventures began. Now off to K’s favorite sambar.
1/2 cup toor dal cooked
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 small onion
1/2 small tomato
1 small potato
Handful green beans
3 small brinjals
3 cups water
1 small lemon size tamarind(1/4 cup juice extracted)
Curry and coriander leaves
To roast and grind
3 tsp coconut
3 tsp coriander seeds
4 red chillies
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1.5 tsp channa dal
Pressure cook the toor dal and keep aside. Dry roast the ingredients mentioned in “roast and grind”. (Do not roast coconut)
To the roasted ingredients add coconut.
Grind to a paste.
Heat oil and season with mustard seeds. Add onion and saute until onion is cooked.
Next add the vegetables. Any choice of vegetables can be used. I used whatever I had on hand.
Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add the ground masala and salt. Let it boil for say 10 minutes
Add the tamarind juice and boil for another 10 minutes.
Add the cooked dal.
Boil for 5 minutes.
Season with curry and coriander leaves.
Yummy and tasty sambar ready to be served with rice.
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44 Responses to Arachuvitta Sambar
yummy…let me try this soon…
A favorite of mine too.
Our version of the same in Andhra is called rubbina pulusu and we don't add onions to it.
Yummy version..:) Love the addition of fresh paste here which gives it a nice aroma…
Nice version of my all time fav arachivitta sambar.Addition of tomato sounds interesting
Looks wonderful and flavorful!
I love this always,tastes and smells great,i sometimes skip coconut too,but coconut adds flavour!
This sambhar is usually tastier and flavorful than the regular sambhar and beats it hands down!! A favorite…
Sambar looks yummy! Our family favourite!
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very delicious n yummy sambhar, i made a similar version today..this looks great n lovely..
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spicy arachuvitta sambar..will love this sambar with Idly/dosa…very nice combo n you roack with Tamil Nadu Delicacies..
this is my all time favourite.. Love to have them with rice and potato fry
I love this sambar and make it very often – we love it with idlis!!
wow!!! Wanna have this with rice now!!
Wow this spicy sambhar would definitely fill my soul and stomach.
I could foresee the aroma and the taste and it's delcious..Great
wow, love the freshly ground masala and I have heard so much about this type of sambhar. Love your tempting pics.
this s a new way of making sambar………but yours lok nice……….
Flavorful and delicious sambar..yummy
I love this sambhar the freshness of spices comes out so well
Yummy and delicious one…
wow..thats a yummy treat..loved the presentation!!
This looks like a really delicious dish. Nice and homey.
nice presentation…looks yummy!!
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wow sambar looks yummy and delicious !!
Liked the step where you have roasted and then grind it to paste . Loaded with lots of vegetable this has to be delicious.
Very interesting and tempting recipe.. looks absolutely delicious.. thanks for sharing !
I have heard of this sambar. But never tried. Would like to try soon. Lovely Pics and explanation..
Delicious..ultimate comfort food:-)
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We generally prepare only archuvitta Samabr at our place…Sambar with Sambar podi is very rare…Your Sambar looks super yummy
Delicious! That's my favorite sambar version too! How can we live without sambar — at least not in South India or being a pakka South Indian !
wow sambhar is similar to watr my hindu friend makes…looking yummy
I love arachu vitta sambar.
wow flavour of sambhar is super
Superb preparation…will go great with hot steamed rice.
Love this sambar..good that you got it to enjoy!
it looks superb and yummy…will try soon..:)
I know how flavourful is this sambar..my fav one
Same pinch. I too made this yesterday and it also happens to be my favorite way of having sambar.
Love this arachu vitta sambar, i can have more rice or dosas with this flavourful sambar..
Truly yummy Vardhini…We also prepare one like this,but is little different.