Thursday, June 28, 2012

Konkani Randap : KoLambo | Mixed Vegetable Sambar

Kolambo is a typical Konkani Mixed Vegetable Sambar which tastes great with white rice. Here I have used only 3 vegetables, brinjal, drumsticks and potato as it is the best combination, along with toor dal. But one can use any combination of our choice vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, tinda, beans or frech beans. Restrict the vegetables to 3, other wise the sambar will loose its taste.  It is very healthy sambar as it has all the proteins and vitamins included in it.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

  • Vegetables (of our choice, I have used potato, drumsticks and brinjal)
  • ½  cup Toor Dal soaked for about 2 hours
  • 1 medium size tomato
  • A small lump of tamarind(optional)
  • 2 strands of coriander leaves
  • 2 table spoon sambar powder
  • 2 spoon grated coconut
  • 2 table spoon oil
  • 1 table spoon mustard seeds
  • 2 strands of curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida

  • Cut all the vegetables as shown in picture, don’t make very small pieces.
  • Pressure cook all the vegetables along with toor dal.
  • Grind grated coconut in a mixer to smooth paste.
  • Pour all of them along with tomatoes in a container and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add sambar powder and salt for taste, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • In a separate small non stick pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida one by one.
  • Give this seasoning/tadka to the sambar. Mix well.
  • Use finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing.
  • Yummy sambar is ready. Serve hot with white rice.

  PS:  I have used home made sambar powder here. So adjust the spice according to taste. There is no red chillies in sambar powder so I have used 3-4 red chillies. While cooking drumsticks in cooker, place drumsticks in a separate vessel without water, don’t mix with all the other vegetables.


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