Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Kadambam


I happened to see this recipe in one of the Tamil cooking chanels. The reason I was attracted to this recipe is because you make something like sambar rice but without any toor dhal in it. Typically toor dhal is the main ingredient but not in this one. To top it this is a perfect one pot meal.

Ingredients :
- 1 cup rice cooked
- 1 eggplant cut to pieces
- 1 small sweet potato cut to pieces
- 1 small white pumpkin
- few beans
- 2 tbsp black channa dhal
- 1/4 cup whole green moong dhal
- 1/4 cup black eye peas
- 1 lemon size tamarind soaked and juice extracted
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- salt to taste

Fry and grind:
- 3 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 tbsp urad dhal
- 2 tbsp channa dhal
- 5- 6 dried red chillies

Seasoning:
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp jeera
- curry leaves
- 1/4 tsp hing powder
- oil to taste.

Method:
1. Soak all the dhals (black channa, whole moong and black eye peas) the previous night. Cook till they become soft.
2. In another big vessel add all the vegetables, tamarind extract, turmeric powder and salt. Cook till it becomes soft.
3. Now add the ground powder and let it boil for a few minutes. Add the dhal and rice finally and boil it for 5 - 10 minuts.
4. In a separate pan add the oil and the ingredients for seasoning. Once they splutter add it to the cooked rice. Serve this hot with raita or papad.

Variation: 1 - Make small urad bhoda and add them to the rice at the end. This makes the rice a little bit richer.

Sending it to book marked reciepe hosted by Priya


3 comments:

Chitra

Looks yummy. Will try once..

Priya

Thats soo delicious and comforting dish..

Usha

Very interesting variation of rice, looks delicious !

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