Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fresh peas and Capsicum Sambar

Fresh Peas - 1/2 kg
Capsicum - 1 big
Tamarind - 1 slightly big lemon size
Sambar powder - 4 tsps
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - as required
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Mustard seeds for seasoning - 1 tsp
Toor Dal- 1 cup
Remove the fresh peas from the pods and cut the capsicum into small cubes and then wash them nicely.
Keep 1 cup Toor Dal in the pressure cooker and cook.
Make a thick tamarind extract.
Now place the tamarind water on the gas and put the fresh peas and capsicum pieces.
Add salt, sambar powder, turmeric powder,hing and curry leaves and allow it to boil.
After the vegetables are cooked nicely, add the pressure cooked Toor dal and mix nicely.
Let the sambar boil for 5 more minutes and then add coriander leaves and mix nicely.
Now remove the cooked sambar from the fire and season with mustard seeds in 2 tsps of oil.
The peas and capsicum sambar is now ready for consumption with any dry vegetable curry of your choice or any raita of your choice.


  1. This capsicum and peas sambhar looks delicious .

  2. Adding peas and capsicum in sambar sounds wonderful...delicious sambar dear :)

  3. A lovely sambar recipe...adding peas in sambar sounds new:)

  4. hey peas and capsicum in sambhar..thats a great addition..I am sure it tastes yummy

  5. That will make a delicious maincourse with some rice and vathal; looks delicious and appetizing!!Nice combo!!

  6. Adding peas and capsicum in sambhar sounds a nice idea:-)

  7. Love this combo, turns out delicious and great photo too ....

  8. Never tried peas and capsicum in sambar..Sounds delicious and innovative...

  9. Lovely & great looking sambhar... Very deliciously made..... I would love to taste it with piping hot idlis...... WOW!!!!!


  10. Adding peas to sambar is new to me. Loved the color and sounds tasty to me.Would defintely try.

  11. this is something new to me. Will definitely try it out

  12. peas & capasicum sambar loks well garnished and hearty!! I love it!!!

  13. New and yummy combo for sambar..looks so delicious..

  14. Hearty combo..It's hard to find fresh peas here :(

  15. Sambar looks delicious and tasty....innovative!!

  16. I make caps sambar, but peas I should try! Delicious!

  17. nice combo for sambhar, dear!

  18. Sambar looks great...peas and capsicum. Something new to try.

  19. Never used peas and capsicum in sambhar. It looks yummy.

  20. Looks yummy , also loved the previous post !!

  21. Its a while I have been here and today I could see so many wonderful recipes on which I forgot to comment on.
    So many varities of sambar..
    Adding capsicum to sambar is new to me.

  22. I am a sambar freak, any veggie turn that into sambar, capsicum sambar will taste great, addition of peas sounds kool:)

  23. hey what a unique combo..looks great huh..

  24. For me , sambar only consisted off okra ,drum stick , potato and red pumpkin...
    but after my marriage, my inlaws had a variety of more vegiies in them.. thats whn i realised.. sambar could also have green peppers too....:)
    Nice one kitchen queen!

  25. Very nice and unique combo. Peas and capsicum sambar looks delicious and mouth watering.

  26. I have both fresh peas and capsicum in my fridge and I know what to cook for lunch tommorrow!!...Love LOVE the combo!! :)

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