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Vendayakeerai sambar | methi leaves sambar

by Jeyashris Kitchen
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VENDAYAKEERAI SAMBAR

Vendayakeerai | Methi leaves , i generally add in pulaos and theplas, but for the first time i  made sambar with vendayakeerai. It turned pretty well, and i personally loved it very much. In my in laws place though they used to make it regular , i somehow like the keerai kootu without tamarind. When i saw a bunch of fresh Methi leaves in the market i grabbed bunches and made many dishes with methi including the Methi pulao and Methi thepla. So today let me share the recipe of how to make Vendayakeerai Sambar. This is a no onion no garlic recipe. Methi leaves Sambar 3 INGREDIENTS: {SERVES 3}

METHI LEAVES | VENGAYA KEERAI 1 CUP(loosely packed)
SAMBAR POWDER 2 TSP
TOMATO 1 (SMALL)
TURMERIC POWDER 1/4 TSP
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1CUP
SALT AS NEEDED
TOOR DAL 1/2 CUP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/4 TSP
RED CHILLI 1
ASAFOETIDA A PINCH
OIL 1 TSP

vendayakeerai sambar2 METHOD:

  • Pressure Cook the toor dal with enough water and little turmeric powder.
  • Heat a pan, add the mustard seeds and red chilli.
  • Chop the tomatoes finely and add to this and saute it for a while.
  • Wash and chop the methi leaves and addsaute for a minute.
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  • Add the tamarind water( soak a small gooseberry size of tamarind in hot water and take extract)
  • When it starts boiling add sambar powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and salt.
  • Let this boil in a low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  • when the raw smell of the sambar powder goes off add the cooked toor dal and mix well.
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  • Let it boil and add water to get the right consistency.
  • Serve hot with rice and any curry of your choice.

vendayakeerai sambar 1 Note:

  1. Adding tomato enhances the flavor and do not skip this.
  2. Do not chop the methi leaves before hand , else it will give a bitter taste.
  3. If you get the Tiny small methi leaves in your place just wash it nicely and cut down the root part and add it to the sambar in the last and cover it with a lid. It will cook in that heat. No need to cut too. My mom makes like this.

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31 comments

Gayathri Ramanan April 16, 2013 - 3:24 am

sambar looks simply incredible..nice clicks

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Sangeetha Nambi April 16, 2013 - 4:39 am

Yummy ! love to taste with Potato fry !
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CHITRA April 16, 2013 - 4:48 am

Lovely sambar, must try.. i make with other keerai varieties only..

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Preety April 16, 2013 - 4:57 am

love methi flavour in anything..looks delicious..

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Akila April 16, 2013 - 5:40 am

Lovely sambar

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AparnaRajeshkumar April 16, 2013 - 5:53 am

last shot is pretty 🙂 when i am running out of time 🙂 i prepare this sambhar in easy version !

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Sona - Quick Picks April 16, 2013 - 7:18 am

very very inviting sambar and nice clicks too.

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Premas Culinary April 16, 2013 - 9:54 am

wow healthy yummy sambar,luks delicious…

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Priya Suresh April 16, 2013 - 10:06 am

Love this healthy and comforting sambar,my all time favourite.

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Sapana Behl April 16, 2013 - 10:30 am

Love methi ! This sambhar is a must try for me!

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Uma Ramanujam April 16, 2013 - 10:42 am

Never prepared sambar using it. We only prepare kootu using this green. Looks good.

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Sharmilee! :) April 16, 2013 - 11:06 am

Such flavourful and yummy sambar no one can say to it

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Shama Nagarajan April 16, 2013 - 1:16 pm

inviting and a lovely treat

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Veena Theagarajan April 16, 2013 - 1:29 pm

looks yummy..

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Nalini's Kitchen April 16, 2013 - 1:31 pm

healthy and flavorful sambhar,I do make it the same way…

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Kitchen Queen April 16, 2013 - 1:36 pm

i love methi now i can use that in sambhar, love it.

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Sayantani April 16, 2013 - 2:08 pm

this aroma of fresh methi leaves take the taste to a different level. loely sambar

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PriyaVaasu April 16, 2013 - 2:32 pm

I cook directly in the pressure cooker jeyashri! !! So much healthy n tasty sambhar!!!!

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Kaveri Venkatesh April 16, 2013 - 4:11 pm

Very flavorful sambar…love this one..

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anusha praveen April 16, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Jey! i m very apprehensive about making anything but theplas with vendaya keerai. I guess i m saturated now and good bye to that apprehension. I m making this in some time now. Looks that good!!

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Vimitha Anand April 16, 2013 - 6:09 pm Reply
Preety April 16, 2013 - 6:17 pm

This is my husbands fav , i dont make it that often but ur pics are tempting me to make some:)

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Preety April 16, 2013 - 6:18 pm

This is my husbands fav , i dont make it that often but ur pics are tempting me to make some:)

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sindhu chandran April 16, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Wow Sambar looks so tempting !! And Lovely pics..

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Follow Foodie April 17, 2013 - 1:40 am Reply
Priti S April 17, 2013 - 7:45 am

nicely done …looks so yum and love the pics

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Shama Nagarajan April 17, 2013 - 9:26 am

tempting and inviting

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divya April 17, 2013 - 2:09 pm

looks so awesome,nice tempting clicks.

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Shanthi April 17, 2013 - 2:56 pm

Lovely and healthy bowl of sambar..

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Unknown April 19, 2013 - 7:14 am

Tried out the recipe..It came out excellent thanks for posting it….love the tangibles nd a great way to include methi leaves during summer as it is a cooling agent.

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RENU May 6, 2013 - 2:35 am

jeyashree
its perfect will try it .thanks.

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