Arachuvitta Sambar - South Indian Recipe

               Arachuvitta sambar is a traditional south Indian dish. The word "Arachuvitta" means "to grind ". Sambar means vegetable stew or chowder based on a broth made with pigeon peas(toor dal), tamarind and other seasonings. This sambar is prepared with freshly ground masala, they are made of coriander seeds, coconut, bengal gram, fenugreek, red chillies and rice. The usual sambar is made with pre-prepared sambar powder. Preparation wise, this sambar takes more time than the usual one because of roasting and grinding part. This sambar has a fresh, flavorful aroma because of addition of freshly ground spice powder, that makes more appetizing to eat. Best accompaniment is white rice, papad and potato fry.


     To Pressure Cook

            1/2 Cup of Toor Dal

            1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder        
            1 Tsp of Salt
            1/2 Tsp of Oil
            Pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing
            2.5 Cups of Water
     To Roast and Grind

             2 Tsp of Oil

             5 -6 Red Chillies
             1/2 Tsp of Fenugreek
             1/2 Tsp of Rice
             2-3 Tsp of Bengal Gram/ Chenna Dal
             4 Tsp of Coriander Seeds
             1 Tbsp of  Grated Coconut

     To Saute

              6 Small Onions

              1 Large Onion, Finely Chopped
              1 Medium Size Tomato, Finely Chopped
              2  Medium Size Radish, Sliced
              Salt to Taste
     To Temper

              2 Tsp of Ghee

              1 Tsp of Oil
              1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
              1 Tsp of Urad Dal
              1 Small Red chilly
              2 Sprigs of Curry Leaves

     Other Ingredients

              Gooseberry Size of Tamarind
              3 Tbsp of Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped



   Health Benefits of Radish


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