Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pumpkin Bitter Gourd Sambar

Pumpkin bitter gourd sambar

Linking to magic mingle Two Ingredients Pumpkin and whole red chilli.30 minutes meal mela , Nithu's Healthy food for healthy kids - combo meal for kids.

Serves: 3
Preparation Time : 10 min
Cooking Time: 20 min

For dhal:

Toor dhal + moong dhal - 100 grams
turmeric powder - 1/4 tpsn
big Onion – 1
methi seeds – ½ tspn
tomato – 1
garlic – 3 pods

for cooking the vegetables :  

small onions - 2 ( chopped)
onion big - 1
tomato - 2  (chopped)
pumpkin -  150 gram
bittergourd – 3 slices
carrot – 3 slices
salt to taste
sambar powder - 3 tspn
turmeric powder – ½ tspn
water – 2 cups
tamarind pulp - 3 tbspn

for tempering: 
Oil - ghee - 1  1/2 tbpn
mustard seeds - 1 tspn
whole red chilli – 2 pieces
curry leaves - few
asafetida -  2 pinches

For garnishing
Coriander leaves


1. Wash and cook the dhal in a pressure cooker, mash well and keep it aside.

2. In a wide vessel,  cook all the vegetables with the masala  for 10 minutes.  Add the  tamarind pulp.  Stir well.   Add enough water and  cook for 5 minutes on low heat.

3.Finally,  add the mashed dhal and stir well.  Heat on medium heat for 3 minutes. 

4. Heat a vessel.  Temper the above said ingredients and add it to sambar.   Stir well .  serve it hot with Plain rice.

Sambar goes well with plain rice, idlies, dosais and vadais.   It can be prepared in different variations and the taste differs as per the different methods. 


  1. wow...never tried this combo..must be delicious..

  2. Very interesting and healthy combo,inviting sambar.

  3. New recipe to me, never tried this combination! Interesting!

  4. Nice combo, pumkin and bitter gourd..

  5. Nice combo!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!!!! Please link up Nithu's page also. Looking forward for more yummy recipes!!!


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