Brinjal Sambar Recipe


Ingredients for preparing Brinjal Sambar

  • Toor dal : 1 cup
  • Brinjal : 1/4 kg
  • Shallots : 1 cup
  • Potato : 1
  • Tomato : 2
  • Green chillies : 2 -3
  • Tamarind : lemon size
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic: 1 no.
  • Grated Coconut : 1/2  cup
  • Red chilli powder : 1tsp
  • Coriander powder: 2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds powder : 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida powder : A pinch
  • Coconut oil : As needed
  • Mustard  : 1 tsp
  • Black gram : 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed : ½ tsp
  • Dry red chilli : 2
  • Curry /coriander leaves : few
  • Salt as needed

Steps for preparing Brinjal Sambar

  1. Cook toor dal with 2 cups of water using pressure cooker, add pinch of turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  2. Extract tamarind juice after soaking it in warm water about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, stir-fry shallots followed by potato, tomatoes, green chillies, garlic and brinjal, stir thoroughly and close the pan. Cook for 10 minutes after adding salt.
  4. Mix the vegetable with cooked dal and bring to boil for 5 minutes, add tamarind juice, salt as needed, Asafoetida powder and Fenugreek seeds powder. Keep the flame into medium.
  5. Meanwhile roast grated coconut with curry leaves till it become brown. Keep the flame in medium, add red chilli powder, coriander powder a grind this to fine paste.
  6. Finally add the coconut mixture, boil it in low flame till the gravy thickens.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, then add cumin seeds, black gram, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Pour it to the sambar.
  8. Add fresh coriander leaves.

 

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