Beans Sambhar

Prepared Time: 10m      Cook Time: 20m      Serves 2 People

This Recipe goes back to the roots of udupi with simple spices and coconut, you can use other vegetables instead of just beans and the choices are just endless

  • ¼ kg fresh/frozen beans
  • 1 cup of fresh or desiccated coconut
  • ½ cup tur daal
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tamarind (medium size)
  • Salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tbsp urad daal
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek leaves
  • 5 Kashmiri red chillis
  • Chop all the beans to 1 inch long pieces and keep aside
  • Wash and pressure cook tur dal with required water until they are completely cooked and soft
  • Take 1 cup of water and add all the chopped beans along with curry leaves
  • Add a tbsp of turmeric powder and mix well. Close the lid and allow to cook for 5 minutes. Dont overcook the beans too
  • Meanwhile, roast cumin seeds, urad daal, coriander seeds and red chillis with a tbsp of coconut oil till you get nice aroma
  • Allow it to cool completely and in a blender take roasted masala, coconut, few curry leaves and tamarind
  • Blend it to a smooth paste adding required amount of water
  • Once the beans are cooked add salt and bring it to a boil
  • Now add cooked smashed dal
  • Also add the grounded masala and cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame
  • Make sure the coconut gets well cooked and aroma of sambhar starts rising