Thursday, April 11, 2013

Manga Sambar For Tamizh Puthaandu


 Apart from the significant mangai pachadi, the versatile mango is utilized in many other Puthaandu dishes. Mango rice, manga paruppu,  mango pickles, mango chamandi ! There are  an infinite number of  mango  dishes to pick from, to add to the gaiety of the Puthaandu feast. Here is Manga Sambar for this Varusha Pirappu (New Year). The moderately sour Kili mookku manga is the best option  for preparing a delicious Manga Sambar.

Mango - 1 
Split yellow pigeon peas/ Tur dal - 1 cup 
Tamarind - 1 plum size ball
Sambar powder - 2 tsps 
Salt - 1 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch 
Sesame oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Fenugreek seeds - 1 pinch 
Asafoetida - 1 pinch 
Broken red chillies - 
Rice flour - 1 tbsp 
Curry leaves - a few 
Coriander leaves - for garnishing. 

1. Wash, peel and cut the mango into big cubes after removing the seed. 
2. Cook the mango pieces with little water until tender and keep aside. 

3. Add turmeric powder and two cups of water to the dal. 
4. Take a small cup of water and drop the ball of tamarind and add sambar powder into it. 
5. Place the cup inside the vessel containing dal and pressure cook until three whistles. 

6. When the pressure subsides, remove the dal and mash well. 
7. Squeeze out the fiber and add the thick tamarind and sambar powder juice to the mashed dal. 
8. Heat oil in a seasoning ladle and splutter the mustard seeds. 
9. Add fenugreek seeds, broken red chillies and asafoetida. 
10. Pour the flavoursome seasoning into the dal and tamarind juice mixture. 
11. Make a paste of rice flour with little  water and mix it into the sambar. 
12. Add salt and curry leaves and cook till the sambar starts to boil. 
13. Finally add the already cooked mango pieces to the sambar and boil for two more minutes.


14. Garnish with coriander leaves.

 Enjoy the Manga Sambar with steaming hot rice topped with a spoon of pure ghee and celebrate Varusha Pirappu.

6 Post your Comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Tangy and tonguetickling sambar.

AJ said...

Looks yummy! Mouthwateringly good!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

I love this sambar ....

Viswa said...

I love the taste of tangy mango in sambhar.. Happy New Year

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santhi said...

I am a huge fan of mango sambar. This looks so good.