Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vazhathandu Sambar /Raw plaintain Stem Sambar.


Ingredients:
Vazhathandu - 1 medium size.
Tamarind - 1 slightly big lemon size
Sambar powder - 4 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves
Salt - as required
Toor dal - 1/2 a cup
Method:
Take a vazhathandu and peel off the skin and cut round thick slices and put them in water with a drop of buttermilk in it.
Now cut the round into half.
Take a vessel with water and soak the tamarind in it and make a thick juice extract.
Now put the vazhathandu half pieces in the tamarind extract and place on fire.
Add salt, sambar powder,hing, turmeric powder and curry leaves and allow it to boil.
In the meanwhile take a vessel and put toor dal in it with and cook in the pressure cooker.
After the vazhathandu pieces get cooked, pour the cooked toor dal on the sambar and mix nicely.
Now garnish with coriander leaves and season with mustard seeds.
The Vazhathandu sambar is ready and hot to be eaten with Rice and some nice curry and papad.

32 comments:

  1. Tempting sambar, my mom's favourite dish..she used to make it often, i really miss this.

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  2. An other healthy dish with banana stem. Perfect with rice. Looks too good :)

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  3. Healthy and thick sambhar . My favourite

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  4. My dad's favorite.... I did not like it much till few days earlier when mom fed me a prep forcefully... now not that I drool over it...but yes I would eat it...without fuss...

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  5. Health dish. Prefect with rice.Will try once.

    I would like to share an award with you. Kindly collect it dear.

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  6. de belles photos
    bonne journée

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  7. Very delicious looking. I am sure I would not get those ingredients locally here....but then again, who knows. I had to Google Vazhathandu and it is banana stem? Hmmmm.... and what is in Sambar pwd....cumin, coriander etc?

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  8. ravie de découvrir ton blog, avec des recettes bien intéressante
    j'espere te lire régulièrement
    bonne soirée

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  9. The sambhar looks so great and perfect for the wintry weather that we are going through! Very unique and novel use of plantain stems too. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you have a great space here with some wonderful homey recipes! I am following it now.

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  10. Ur Raw plaintain Sambar looks delish..must taste so good with rice and papad. Its also a great ,healthy dish.

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  11. Dear, I would like to share Kreative blogger award with you. Please collect it from my blog!!

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  12. healthy dish and also good for those who suffers from kidney problems like kidney stones . your blog is very interesting.

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  14. Hi
    Thanks for visiting Little Food Junction n putting in such warm words of appreciation. Was jus goin thru ur blog - lovely recipes . Loved the bottlegourd halwa n yellow pumpkin chutney - v innovativ use of gourds !!!
    Hope to c u on LFJ again .

    Warm Regards
    Smita
    http://littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love vazhai thandu, miss that so much here! nice good and delicious sambhar!!

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  16. looks so delicious. My mom used to make curry with plantain stem.

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  17. wow..what a great use of the plantain..never knew this..

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  18. Hey this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv realy a very gud space with awesome recipes...this sambhar luks yummm, nice recipe...i vl follow ur blog so that i can visit u often now

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  19. Looks delicious..been ages since i had it...awww..now i miss home so much.

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  20. My mom's favorite sambar, she forces me to eat plantain stem as it is too good for digestive system. Now i'm missing it so much. Looks very nice:)

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  21. Hi first time on your blog..you have such a nice recipe collection here and sambar ohhhh..can't wait ti drink, yes i do drink sambar!!!

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    http://joyofcooking247.blogspot.com

    cheers

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  22. Hi

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.. yes c u again again here.. you are on my blogroll..

    cheers

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  23. Hi Mami,
    loved all ur recipes,keep up ur good work.
    bhargavi

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  24. Nice healthy sambar, good one !

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  25. Please collect the Beautiful Blogger Award from my blog.You deserve it.You are a great blogpal.

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  26. Hi Bhargavi thanks a lot for ur lovely comment and I wish u and ur family a very happy sankranti pongal

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  27. My mom used prepare like this this,looks perfect

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  28. OMG..this is my fav dish n healthy too..looks awesome,mouthwatering...

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  29. Hi Kitchen queen, am new to your place..I could see so many lovely dishes..especially, I love this vazhaithandu sambar and mor kootu..this mor kootu is definetly new to me..happy to have found you..love to folloe your blog..

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  30. hi kitchen queen, vazhaithandu sambar very new to me, have bookmarked it, sure will try and let u know.

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  31. Hi... wow the sambar looks absolutely temptin, I've never tried sambar with the stem... nice recipe!! :) thank you for the lovely comments :)

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