Vazhakkai Sambar

Published under: BananaSambar

South Indian sambar with green banana. Serve hot with cooked rice and side dish of choice.
Plantain (Raw Banana)

Vazhakkai (Raw Banana) – 1, sliced
Sambar Onions (Shallots) – 5 to 6, chopped
Toor Dal – 1/4 cup, boiled
Tamarind Extract – 3/4 to 1 cup
Sambar Powder – 2 tblsp
Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies – 2
Curry Leaves – few
Coriander Leaves – few
Oil – 3 to 4 tblsp
Salt as per taste

1. Heat a pan over medium flame.
2. Pour the tamarind extract.
3. Add salt, turmeric powder, sambar powder and bring to a boil.
4. In a separate frying pan, saute the vazhakkai pieces and sambar onions for a minute.
5. Add to the pan and mix well.
6. Simmer until tender.
7. Add the cooked dal and bring to a boil again.
8. Add some water if required or too thick.
9. Fry the mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida powder in a little oil and add to the pan.
10. Garnish with coriander leaves.
11. Serve hot with rice.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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