Kadachakka Sambar

Traditional Kerala Sambar

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Kadachakka Sambar

Traditional Kerala Sambar

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Sobha Kesavan

Published On: 21 May 2014

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20 Minutes
Served : 5
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  • Bread - fruit (Kadachakka) : 1 no
    Toor dal : 1 cup
    Scraped coconut : 1 cup
    Black-gram (Urad Dal) : 3 tsp
    Fenugreek seeds : 1 tsp
    Red chilli : 7 nos (or red chilli powder : 3 tsp)
    Coriander : 1 cup (or Coriander powder : 5 tsp)
    Asafoetida : a small piece or ½ tsp powder
    Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
    Salt : to taste
    Tamarind : to taste
    Red chilli : 2 nos (for frying)
    Mustard : 2 tsp (for frying)
    Curry leaves : 1 stem (for frying)
    Coconut / refined oil : for frying

Directions (Click image to enlarge it)

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Step 1 Kadachakka Sambar Recipe

Step 1

Remove the skin of Kadachakka (Bread-fruit) and cut into small pieces and wash it well.

Step 2 Kadachakka Sambar Recipe

Step 2

Wash the toor dal and cook it in a pressure-cooker.

Step 3

Put the tamarind in some hot / cold water to make the tamarind pulp.

Step 4 Kadachakka Sambar Recipe

Step 4

Fry the ingredients (scraped coconut, black-gram, fenu greek, red chilli, asafoetida and coriander) along with one tea-spoon oil for 10 minutes on low flame.

Step 5

Allow the mix to cool for 10-15 minutes and then grind it well and keep this paste separately.

Step 6

Place the pressure-cooker with the cooked dal (or can replace the pressure cooker with another vessel convenient to cook) on the stove and put the pieces of kadachakka in the cooker .

Step 7

Add the masala mix in it along with tamarind pulp and salt and allow this mix to boil for further 10 - 15 minutes or more and when it is cooked well, put off the stove and remove the cooker from the stove.

Step 8 Kadachakka Sambar Recipe

Step 8

Heat the frying pan, put two teaspoons of oil in the pan and add mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli and if required some black-gram also.

Step 9

When this mix turns golden in colour remove it from the stove and add it to the sambar.

Step 10 Kadachakka Sambar Recipe

Step 10

This is a good dish to serve with rice, chappathi, dosa, idly etc.

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