Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tam Brahm Style Keerai Sambar | Amaranth Sambar Recipe

Tam Brahm Style Keerai Sambar

Hi Supermoms,

"Keerai' means Amaranth and as the name of the recipe suggests, this is a sambar made using Amaranth . This is my mother's special recipe and I am so happy to share the same with you all.  Even children who do not like amaranth /keerai will love this recipe. It has the right balance of spiciness and  tanginess . It tastes so delicious with hot rice and ghee. 

I have used Amaranthas Aritis ( Arai Keerai) to make this sambar. But you can use any seasonal greens that are available in your area. 

Recipe Courtesy : Mrs. Prabhavati 

Tam Brahm Style Keerai Sambar :

Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20-25 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

2 cups amaranth ( finely chopped)
2 tomatoes ( finely chopped, optional)
gooseberry size tamarind ( soak in 1/2 cup warm water and extract the juice)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon sambar powder
2-3 green chillies ( slit length wise)
1/4 cup tuvar dal/arhar dal/ pigeon peas ( cooked and mashed)
salt to taste

To temper :

2 teaspoons oil ( I use sesame oil)
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
pinch of asafoetida

Method :

1. Heat a kadai/pan with oil and temper with ingredients given under ' to temper'.
2. Now add tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt and cook till tomatoes turn mushy.
3. Add the washed and finely chopped amaranth , green chillies and cook over low flame till they are cooked.

Chef tip : This step will take 6-7 minutes.
4. Once the spinach is cooked, add sambar powder and tamarind water.

5. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium flame.
Chef tip: Adjust water quantity.
6. Now add the cooked and mashed toor dal and adjust salt quantity.
7. Let it simmer for another 3-4 minutes and then switch off. 

Tam Brahm Style Keerai Sambar

Delicious and healthy Keerai Sambar is ready to be served along with lunch . 

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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