Arachuvitta Sambar is a spicy, flavourful gravy with a soup like consistency that goes well with Idlis and Dosas.
Arachuvitta Sambar is one of those varities of Sambar that you could find in almost every household in South India. The main difference lies here in the way of preparation. This particular Sambar is prepared by making use of freshly ground spices.
Of all the types of Sambar that we South Indians make, this one is my absolute favourite.
I simply love the aroma of freshly ground spices. Do you??
Do you guys enjoy cooking?
To be honest with you all I am a total foodie. But cooking was never my forte until it became a necessity. Marriage and settling in a far away land made me what I am today. Yes, friends who have known me since my college days still don’t believe I blog about food and recipes.
Whats your story? How did you get into cooking?
Now I absolutely love cooking. The aroma of freshly ground spices, the fragrance of garlic sauteed in butter, the sprinkling of cardamom powder on milk, the vibrant yellow saffron dipped milk, the fresh herbs, the colour contrast of fresh veggies and fruits just pull me towards them like magnet. Food is on my mind 24/7; getting obsessed with them these days.
My husband calls me crazy but yeah thats what is keeping me occupied these days.
This Arachuvita Sambar is a Sambar that is prepared by dry roasting certain spices. This brings out the best flavour from the spices making it flavourful as well as aromatic.
This Sambar has a strong flavour of coriander. It is a spicy soup but ofcourse you can adjust it to your spice tolerance.
You can enjoy this Sambar along with Idlis, Dosas and ofcourse with plain rice as well.
A staple dish of South Indians. One of those things that you will definitely find in a Thali in Tamil Nadu, India.
1. In my house my husband is not a big fan of coconut so I just added 1 tbsp. But you can add upto 1/3 cup of coconut. Brings out a different flavour. In this case just skip the Roasted Bengal Gram.
2. Adding sambar powder is optional but it gives a great flavour. You can however skip this and add an additional dry red chilly.
3. This is a spicy version of Sambar. Reduce the red chillies to suit your family taste.
4. Instead of onion use small onions gives a very rich taste. OR you can add other veggies like Drumstick, White pumpkin, Ladies Finger or even a combination of all.
Some other varities of Sambar from the blog..
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