Lady's Finger/okra Sambar

I love sambar varieties it goes well with steamed rice& this sambar very popular in tamilnadu.Here I ve shared lady's finger /okra sambar taste was delicious & even ve with idly or dosa recipes, try & enjoy.

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lady's finger/okra-250gms
Toor dhal-150g
Onion-1/2 chopped
Tomato-3 chopped
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Chilli powder-1/2 tsp (increase or decrease as per ur choice)
Tamarind- a small gooseberry size or 2 tbsp extract
Coriander leaves-a handful chopped
Salt -to taste
For tempering:
Oil-2 tbsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Urad dhal-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Fenugreek seeds-a pinch
Asafoetida-a generous pinch
Curry leaves-few
Wash the dal several times in water and transfer to a pressure cooker with enough water and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and cook it till done (4-5 whistles).
Wash and pat the vegetabledry.Chop it to 1/2 inch pieces.Heat a tsp oil in a kadai and add the chopped lady's finger and shallow fry till they turn colour ( will take app 5 - 6 mins . Don’t burn the vegetable, better keep in medium flame while frying).
Heat the remaining oil in a kadai and add the tempering agents and fry for a min.Add the onions and green chillies and fry for 2-3 mins.
Add the tomatoes and fry for few more mins.Add the fried okra and saute with the tomatoes for2 more mins.Then add the cooked dal with enough water ( 3-4 cups ) .Add salt and chilly powder and allow to boil .Let the veggies cook till they are done (Cover it partially while cooking).
Now add the tamarind extract and allow to boil for2 mins.Throw in the chopped coriander and switch off the flame.Serve with hot steamed rice.
Any spicy poriyal / fry will be a perfect combination tothis sambar rice.
Make the okra sambar watery Or after few hour sit will become so thick because of the veggie’s slimy nature.
You can use the same method to make sambar with other veggies just skip the initial shallow frying step with other vegetables .