09 June 2014


A simple Madras style sambar sadham made spicy suiting our taste buds..Sunday lunches are always special coz i cook whatever SH prefers n other days it totally depends on me.. He was bit upset that it was brown rice but other than that he loved the taste.. Also made brown rice rasam sadham, thayir sadham, manthakkali keerai masiyal, vendakkai kari, omam arisi vadaam n maangai oorukkai.. 
What you need:
2 cups - Cooked Brown rice (1 cup rice pre soaked for 1 hr add 3 cups water and cook in pressure cooker for 6 - 8 hisses)
1/2 cup - Thoor Dhal 
6 nos - Pearl onions 
2 cups - Carrot, Beans, Capsicum, Green peas (chopped)
3/4 tsp - Tamarind paste- a small lemon sized ball
2 tbsp - Sambar Powder
gen pinch - Turmeric powder 
gen pinch - Asafoetida -
1 tsp - Mustard seeds 
1 no - Red chilli, broken 
1 sprig - Curry leaves 
1 tsp - Oil
1 tsp - Ghee 
2 tbsp - Fresh coriander, chopped

What you need for the masala:
5 nos - Red chillies
1 tbsp - Coriander seeds
1 tsp - Channa dal 
1 tsp - Urad dhal
1/4 tsp - Fenugreek seeds 
1 no - Clove
3 tbsp - Grated coconut 

Dry roast and grind to smooth paste.

How to make:
Pressure cook dhal with 1 tomato and 2 green chillies until soft and mash well.

Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds once it cracks add red chilly, curry leaves, hing saute well and add onions mix well and add veggies and saute add salt, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and 2 cups water and let it cook until raw smell goes off.

Add the masala and mashed dhal and 1 cup water and bring to gentle boil now add cooked brown rice mix well add ghee and sprinkle fresh coriander and serve hot !!


  1. tempting, healthy sadam.. loved the addition of brown rice.

  2. This delicious item is done frequently in our home though not ni brown rice.The color of the sambhar in the pic makes it enticing.

  3. thats a beautiful white back up i loved it . sambhar and rasam looks appealing , caught eye on curd :D very very healthy way

  4. Wow my fav ,will try with brown rice next time while I make ....yummy spread!!!