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Ingredients

  • 10 minutes
  • 2. Sambar saadham
  • 3. Cabbage and cauliflower poriyal
  • 9. Cut mango pickles
  • 1 big lemon sized tamarind ball
  • 12 to 15 dry red chillies to make it a bit spicy so that it keeps good for a month or two.
  • chana dal ¼ cup,1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 3 or 4 tsp of roasted peanuts. Cashew nuts are also added by some .This is optional.
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 ladleful of sesame oil. This is a must as the sesame oil is the key ingredient in giving the special aroma and flavour to the tamrind rice.
  • Salt to taste /rock salt is used as per tradition
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds, 3 tsp sesame seeds ( white)
  • 2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 or 4 red chillies.This is optional as the red chillies are already being added to the tamarind sauce.
  • Generous pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
  • 1 cup rice
  • ½ cup moong dal
  • 1 tbsp of any good sambar powder ( doesnt matter if you dont have any in the house. )
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp dhaniya seeds/coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • A small piece of cinnamom
  • 3 tsp gram dal ( puttani/ pottukadalai )
  • 2 tsp chana dal
  • 3 red dry chillis ( more if you want a spicy sambar )
  • Pinch of asafoetida powder.
  • 3 tbsp fresh/ desiccated coconut/ to be added while grinding the items given under roast and grind.
  • 2 cups of finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup of chopped cauliflower florets
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp split udad dal
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of asafoetida powder.
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 red chillies
  • 3 tbsp grated fresh coconut
  • 1 green chilli
  • In a pan add the oil. ,crackle the mustard seeds, brown the udad dal and add the red chillis.
  • Add the chopped cabbage and cauliflower florets.
  • Add the turmeric powder, asafoetida powder and ad the salt
  • Sprinkle little water to cook . Cover and cook.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, make a coarse paste of the coconut and green chillis in the mixie without adding water, just run it twice , it will become roughly grated.
  • 1 cup sugar (the quantity can vary as per the sweet taste)
  • 1 cup desi ghee
  • 1 cup sieved wheat flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup of nuts like cashews, slivered almonds, golden raisins

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