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Keerai sambar recipe | Easy sambar recipes
Keerai sambar recipe with step by step photos. healthy, vegan sambar recipe with greens
amaranth leaves/ mulai keerai
cooked and mashed thoroughly
small lemon sized tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup water OR 3 tablespoons tamarind paste
Soak tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 20 minutes. Pressure cook toor dal until fully cooked and mash it very well.
Pick and thoroughly rinse and wash the amaranth leaves. You can chop the stems and use them as well.
Heat 2 teaspoons gingely oil in a pot. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add methi seeds and saute well.
Add chopped greens, sambar powder, turmeric powder and saute very wel.
Extract thick juice from soaked tamarind and add it to the greens. Mix well and bring to a boil.
Add 1 1/2 cups water and cook for 10 minutes.
Add mashed dal and mix well. Season with salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add corainder powder, mix well and remove from flame. Serve keerai sambar hot with rice or idli.
1. You can use spinach or methi instead of amaranth greens. If using methi leaves leave out methi seeds.
2. You can saute 10-15 shallots along with greens.