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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Alasande Rajma Sambar

10 - 15 Long Beans / Lentils / Alasande
1/2 cup Kidney Beans / Rajma
Big pinch of Turmeric powder
Big pinch of Chilly powder
1.5 - 2 tsp Sambar powder
Grape sized Tamarind
Grape sized Jaggary
Salt to taste
1/4 cup cooked Yellow Lentils (optional)
1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Coconut
4 - 5 Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Oil

Soak kidney beans in like warm water for about 5-6 hrs.
Chop long beans into 1 inch long pieces as shown in the picture below.

Wash soaked kidney beans and put them in a pressure cooker container. Add little amount of water, salt and pressure cook.(2 whistles)

Put chopped long beans in a vessel. Add salt, chilly powder, turmeric powder, jaggary, little amount of water and cook them well by covering a lid. Put the cooked kidney beans, cooked yellow lentils to this vessel and mix them well.

Put grated coconut, sambar powder, tamarind in a mixer and grind them to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water. (If it is frozen coconut add warm/hot water while grinding.)

Add this ground masala to the vessel containing cooked vegetables. Add required amount of water, salt and bring them to boil.

Put mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and add it to sambar. It goes well with Rice/Dosas/Chapathis.


Vani said...

Hi Veni, you have not mentioned the qyu of Yellow lentils here, please update....

Krishnaveni said...


Thanks for reminding....
I had mentioned in the recipe section... Now I have updated the ingredients and recipe sections.