Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brussel Sprouts Sambar


Got a big bag of brussel sprouts from Costco. Some of them sneaked into this sambar and the remaining into two other recipes which I will post soon. Here goes the recipe.
Brussel Sprouts sambar recipe

Ingredients
1-2 cups of halved brussel sprouts (adjust according to taste)
1 cup of cooked thuvar dal
1 medium onion chopped
1 small tomato chopped
1 tsp of tamarind pulp (see notes)
1-2 tsps of sambar powder
1 tsp of red chilli powder (see notes)
1/4 tsp of turmeric powder
Oil for seasoning
Salt to taste

Seasoning
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
A few methi seeds
Curry leaves
Dry red chillies

Method
1. Halve the brussel sprouts and cook on the stovetop with a pinch of turmeric powder. (see notes)
2. In a big pot add the oil and season with mustard and methi seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.
3. Add the chopped onion and saute until soft.
4. Add the tomatoes and tamarind pulp along with 2 cups of water. 
5. Also add the turmeric powder, sambar powder and red chilli powder. Let it boil until the raw smell goes away about 7-8 minutes.
6. Then add the cooked brussel sprouts and boil for another 1-2 minutes.
7. Mash the cooked thuvar dal and add to the tamarind veggie mix.
8. Add salt and more water if you need the sambar a bit thinner.
9. Boil until well combined. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve with rice.

Notes
1. I use the tamarind pulp from the Indian store. If you are using fresh tamarind you will need a lime sized ball of tamarind. Soak in water and extract the juice.
2. Skip the red chilli powder if your sambar powder is spicy.
3. Do not pressure cook the brussel sprouts as they might get mushy. You can check the texture while cooking on the stovetop. 

2 comments:

Renu said...

this is nice idea of adding sprouts. I have never tried this vegetable. How does it taste ?

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Renu. If you like cabbage you will like brussel sprouts. It tastes good and this is the season for brussel sprouts. Do try it out and hope you will like it.