Friday, July 06, 2012

Paruppu Keerai Sambhar/Purslane Leaves Sambhar (No Tamarind)

In my Previous post of Paruppu Keerai with Masoor Dal i have told the health benefits of this Humble, yet healthy Greens. I try to cook them whenever i get them. This Green can be cooked with various dal to give a different taste, so you dont get bored eating the same thing again and again. Here is another Tasty and Tangy recipe using this Keerai/Green.
Ingredients
2 Medium Bunches of Paruppu Keerai/Purslane Leaves (approxiamely 3 cups)
1/2 Cup Toor Dal/Pigeon Peas
2 Medium Size Tomato, chopped or 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
2 tsp Sambhar Powder (Homemade/Store bought)
2 tsp Freshly grated Coconut
Salt to taste
Tempering
1-2 tsp Canola Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
2 Red Chilies, round variety, crushed
1/4 tsp Methi Seeds/Fenugreek Seeds
1/4 tsp hing
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 sprigs of curry leaves

Method
  • Pressure Cook Toor Dal/Pigeon Peas with little turmeric for 3 whistles or until soft. Wash, Clean and Chop Paruppu Keerai/Purslane Leaves. 
  • Heat Oil given under "Tempering" in a Non-Stick Pan, Splutter mustard seeds, add hing, curry leaves, methi/fenugreek seeds, crushed red chilies and saute for a minute.
  • Add Chopped Tomatoes or Tomato Puree and add 1/2 Cup of Water. Add Sambhar Powder and Cook until Tomatoes are soft and oil separates.
  • Add Chopped Purslane Leaves and another 1/2 cup of Water. Add Salt and Coconut. Mix well. 
  • Let this Cook for 15 minutes. By this time, the sambhar would have turned to a thick gravy. If it is too runny, let it sit for 5 more minutes.
  • When thick gravy consistency is reached, switch off the flame. Serve Hot with Rice or Relish it with Roti's too, i prefer both.
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10 comments:

  1. Fingerlicking,super comforting sambhar.

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  2. Perfect Keerai Sambar...

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  3. This is divine... I am a great sambar fan..never get tired of it..

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  4. I never knew that these leaves are edible. Delicious sambar.

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  5. awesome and mouth watering sambar.

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  6. Nice and healthy sambhar,love to have it with rice..thanks for linking to the event...

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  7. What a nice dish with purslane. You are so right: humble but healthy and also tasty. Thank you so much for contributing to My Legume Love Affair.

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