Sambar recipe prepared with fresh ground spices like coriander seeds, red chilli, methi seeds, coconut. The ingredients are roasted and ground and added to the sambar for a flavourful sambar. I am a big fan of varutharacha sambar (sambar with fresh ground spices). I actually am not a fan of everyday sambar I make and eat only if both rice and sambar are hot. Otherwise I settle for paruppu podi or some other podi and curd rice. But love this varutharacha sambar because first thing I love the procedure, process of making this sambar. Like coffee, I love to prepare sambar and want to cook the most flavourful sambar. Like some restaurants like Annalakshmi serves. Like the one in kalyana veedu (marriage menu). So when ever I have few veggies leftover, I make this mixed vegetable sambar with fresh ground masala. At times, save little veggies just to make sambar with fresh masala. Off late, I make this tiffin sambar with coconut and hooked to it. For sometime now, I want to prepare sambar with coconut for lunch and I tried. Since this one is for rice and I am not comfortable with the consistency of sambar prepared using pressure cooker, I adapted the recipe only a bit and changed to suit it for lunch. It was amazing and totally loved it. This is one of the highly recommended recipes in Rak’s Kitchen. So do try it out and thank me later!
Serve with rice and a spicy curry. We had with vazhakkai curry.