Saturday, 29 June 2013

Eggplant/Aubergine /Brinjal Sambhar


Sambhar is one dish which can be prepared with variety of vegetables . Sambhar is a vegetable stew made with broth of Pigeon Pea and Tamarind pulp. A tempering of spices gives it a wonderful flavor and aroma. Normally I used all vegetables together in sambhar but yesterday I tried it with brinjal only . It was good in taste and liked by everyone. So let's start the recipe . Yum
Brinjal Sambhar
Brinjal Sambhar
Ingredients:
1 cup Toor /Arhar dal/Pigeon pea
1 cup brinjal/eggplant/aubergine , cubes
1 tomato , diced
3 green chillies , chopped
1 piece tamarind , gooseberry sized
2 tablespoon sambhar powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon red chilly powder

For tempering

2 tablespoon clarified butter
1 pinch asefetida
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 cup curry leaves
2 whole dried red chilly

1/2 cup coriander leaves , chopped
Water as required

Method:
Cook Toor dal with brinjal , tomato , green chilly , pinch of salt and turmeric powder in enough water , in pressure cooker for 2 whistles.

Brinjal sambhar
Brinjal sambhar
Open the lid and add tamarind pulp, salt in it. Let it cook on low heat.
Brinjal sambhar
Brinjal sambhar
Now add sambhar powder and cook for another 10 minutes.
Brinjal sambhar
Brinjal sambhar
For tampering
Heat clarified butter in a wok, add asafetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and dried red chilly. Stir and add curry leaves.

Tempering
Tempering
Pour this tampering over the cooked dal. Give it a nice stir and garnish with chopped coriander or curry leaves.
Brinjal sambahr
Brinjal sambahr
Serve it hot with dosa, idli or rice.
Brinjal Sambhar
Brinjal Sambhar
Serve-4 Cooking time- 35 minutes

28 comments:

Gayathri Ramanan said...

flavorful sambar..looks delicious

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Sambar looks perfect and delicious.

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Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Gayatri!

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Dear !

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

You changed your blog layout? Its nice and the pictures are awesome too. We are big eaters of sambar and one of our fav is the one you have shared. Brinjals somehow taste fabulous in dhal and spice mixture. Its simply inviting.

Priya Anandakumar said...

Oh my, oh my, my favorite sambar.... looks inviting

Meena Selvakumaran said...

delicious sambar.looks so tempting.

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Nava !

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Priya !

Sapana Behl said...

Thank you Meena Ji!

kokoronagomu said...

this looks so wonderful! i love eggplant and sambar <3

i truly wish i could post this on pinterest because i use pinterest as a repository for recipes i want to keep. if you have a pinterest account can you please give me the link so i can repin your recipes. thank you!
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Chitz said...

I too mostly make brinjal sambar.. Urs too look tasty & pleasing !!

Preeti Jaipal said...

delicious sambar, adding eggplant made it more healthy and flavorful....

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks !

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Dear !

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Preeti!

sangeetha pn said...

Tempting sambhar.. Wow.. Would love to have with hot plain rice! :)

Shree said...

thanks for dropping by my space Sapana. Happy to follow your beautiful bolg too !

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious eggplant sambar, pressure cooking vegetables with dal is wonderful idea.

Divya Shivaraman said...

i add egg plant for adding the thickness along with potato..this has come out really well for you

Radha Krishnakumar said...

Awesome pictures and My favorite Recipe Sapana :)

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Sangeetha !

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

my son loves the brinjal the most amongst all other veggies that i put up in sambar..this wud be just perfect for him.

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Shree !

Sapana Behl said...

And less time consuming too. Thanks Dear!

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Dear !

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Radha !

Sapana Behl said...

Thanks Sona !

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