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Mooli Sambar (Raddish Sambar)

raddish sambar Mooli sambar?I would have not believed my ears had I not seen somebody sharing this finger-licking recipe. Yes, mooli ki sabzi is still popular, but the word sambar did surprise me! I came across this recipe a few days back, shared by Karthik from ChinnisCorner . I have been in love with south Indian food ever since I met my hubby. No he is not from south India, but Odisha. However, there is some form of similarity in south Indian and Odiya cuisines. Let's get back to mooli sambar recipe. I was wondering whether we could put mooli to other uses, except salad. I thought why not experiment with raddish sambar. SO I looked for recipes online, which guaranteed that mooli can be used as a veggie for sambar. It was then that I added raddish along with other veggies to see how it tastes in sambar. Given the immense radish benefits for health, it is a must-include vegetable in our regular meal planning, though it is available in winters alone. Let's do a r

Baati Recipe: Wheat Pockets

Wheat pockets following baati recipe. You may call it stuffed baati, but it's open like a basket. Just stuffed the wheat basket with potato filling. Worth a try for occasional oil-free treats! Made on gas stove. baati Recipe: 1 cup wheat flour 2 tbsp oil salt as per taste 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain) Little water to make dough - should not be too soft nor too hard Mix everything and make a dough. Keep aside for 20-30 minutes. Potato Filling: 2 boiled potatoes (mashed) 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) 1/2 tsp coarse coriander powder (I used home made) Salt as per taste, 1/4 tsp oil, 1 tsp ginger- chilly paste Sambar powder- 1 tsp (optional) (I used home made)  Here's the sambar powder recipe . Take a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds. Stir Add coriander powder. Mix and add ginger-chilly paste. Add salt Add mashed potatoes. Mix everything well. Add sambar powder. Switch off the flame. Let'

How to Make Sambar Masala Powder at Home: Authentic Recipe from South India

sambar masala Sambar Masala Powder 1 cup- coriander seeds 1/4cup- Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/4 cup- Split black gram (urad dal - you may skip this, but I added) 1 tsp- methi dana 2 sprigs- curry leaves 1tsp-mustard seeds 2tsp- cumin seeds (jeera) 2tsp- black pepper corns 3 - cinnamon sticks (dalchini) 1/2-1 cup- dry red chilli ( I added 1/2cup) 1 tsp- turmeric (haldi) sambar powder Roast coriander seeds.  Then roast dals separately.  Roast curry leaves.  Roast all the remaining spices (except haldi).  Let the roasted spices cool down.  Grind all spices together.  Add haldi.  Some sambar recipes use dry coconut as well.  If you want, you can add 4 tsp dry coconut powder to the sambar masala. I did not add coconut. The authentic sambar masala recipes use coconut. I prefer to add fresh coconut along with sambar powder to the recipe. Sambar is a delectable blend of vegetables and lentils. It is a health food, since it uses little oil and is a blend