Sunday, January 25, 2009

Udupi Dhania Sambhar with Chutney Palya

This is a very delicious and a simple vegetable udupi sambhar. When you need something comforting & are bored of using your regular sambhar powders, this is a sweet surprise.
Chutney palya is a very easy and nutritious palya which can be prepared in a few minutes. This goes well with sambhar and rice..
For Dhania Udupi Sambhar:
2 cups mixed vegetables
1 cup toor dal
To grind
2tsp regular sambhar powder (use whatever u have on hand, I have used MTR sambhar powder)
2tbsp coriender seeds ( do not roast)
1tbsp fresh grated coconut
1/4tsp hing
Grind everything to a paste using water.

2tsp tamarind paste ( or 1tsp tamarind date chutney)
optional: 1tsp of coconut oil
Pressure cook dal with vegetables adding a pinch of turmeric with3cups water. In a kadai, add seasoning using a tsp of oil, 1tsp mustard seeds, a pinch of hing and a sprig of curry leaves. To this add the cooked vegetable dal mixture and mix well. Now add the ground paste, salt and a tsp of tamarind date chutney. I have used this since I like the sambhar a little sweet. This is entirely opitional. Bring it to a boil..Switch off the stove. Now add a tsp of coconut oil and mix well..
Enjoy this Udupi sambhar with steaming rice..

Chutney Palya
This is an extremely simple palya loaded with nutrition and a 2minute affair..To make this you need..
1package --cole slaw mix ( you can also shred cabbage, radish and carrot separately and mix them for this)
1tsp chutney powder ( you may use rasam powder if u like)
1/2 tsp dhania powder
In a kadai, heat a tsp of oil. Add mustard seeds, 1tsp urad dal and a tsp of channa dal. Fry till they turn red. In a boil take 1/4cup of water and mix the chutney powder and coriender powder to this. Now add this paste to the seasoning and mix well. Add salt and mix. Now add the shredded veggies and mix well till it is well coated.
Cover the kadai with a lid and in a medium flame cook for 3mins. Remove the lid, add fresh grated coconut and mix well..
This goes well with rice or chapati..


Usha said...

Both of these look delightful, love the chutney palya sounds so simple...

Asha said...

Love the Udupi sambhar. Using coleslaw mix in Palya is such a great idea, I will try! :))

Enjoy your Sunday. We just came back home, thought I will check the comments. Usually, I try very hard not to blog on weekends! :D

Smitha said...

Coleslaw mix in palya is such a great idea, time saving and convenient as well

Vibaas said...

Nice :-) looks delicious

Cham said...

Looks so good ur sambar and palya

Paru ... said...

Thanks Usha, Asha, Smitha, Vibaas & Cham. Thanks for your comments guys..I am too lazy to chop veggies:) and cole slaw is a God send for sure..:)

Suma Rajesh said...

love udupi sambar..just i need now is a plate of hot idlies nd ur sambhar..

Trupti said...

both looks very delicious

Asha said...

Made the Udupi sambhar, Paru, was so yummy. I will post tomorrow at FH, thanks! :))

Vibaas said...

hi paru, thx for your feedback on lemon green chilli pickle and i'm glad u liked it.

Archy said...

Wow, udupi sambar.. mouth is watering !! Love it.. Chutney palya is so innovative an simple for a change from the usual cooking !! Both looks so gud an yummy!!

DEESHA said...

the samba is new to me. lovely palya too

Purnima said...

When I landed at Ashas, Had to b here, made it on a friday, loved it, so did my family, especially kids..more helpings r taken when dish comes out thanks to you for this easy n tasty recipe! ( I used to be in Udupi during my school vacations for 2 weeks, at my paternal uncles' n aunt used to make fab pulao! M missing that a lot!) Coming back to Sambhar, this is a keeper recipe..wd make it often now! :D

TheKeyBunch said...

Chutney palya is a gr8 idea...just ryt for a health freak.

Nithya Praveen said...

Looks delightful!the Chutney Palya is new to me.First time here,u have a nice blog.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Nice combo! sambhar and palya looks delicious!