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Murungaikkai Sambar

Murungaikkai Sambar
I just couldn't believe how I miss this recipe for so long.The Taste of South Indian Cusiin and well liked by everyone-Sambar esp Murungaikkai Sambar-traditional southern fare. A homely item in every household of India..No meal is complete without it. It is ess3ntial that fenugreek,asafetida(hing) and tamarind are used to give the distinctive tangy quality. I have explained the values of these flavorful ingredient in my another blog: "A Cook's Culinary Encyclopedia"-Durmsticks and Leaves. This my version of prepare sambar..enjoy!!!

Serving Size: 4

1 cup lengthwise slice murungaikkai
5 eggplant diced
1/2 cup thoor dhal
5 garlic cloves
1 cup coarsely chopped tomatoes
1 cup chopped shallots
2 green chillies slit
few sprig curry leaves
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1tsp tamarind concentrate
1tbsp hot water
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4tsp hing powder
1tbsp sambar powder
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp chillie powder
chopped coriander leaves