What is so special about Arachuvitta Saambaar you may ask 🙂 For me this Saambaar takes me back to my childhood days..Amma generally won’t make this Saambar often..It is prepared mostly on Sunday that too twice a month or whenever Appa is at home. He was working in a different city from where we lived and visits us depending on his work schedule..Sundays used to be a feast day for us..There will definitely be this Sambar, Potato kari,Keerai koottu and a dabba full of Appalam,Vadaam 😋😋 It is always direct lunch on those days, watching Captain Vyom,Chandrakantha etc in DD and eating plate of carbs without any guilt or regret 😊 I mean who even categorized the food we ate as Carbs,Proteins,Fats etc few years back. Food was all about comfort for us and it was all about satisying one’s soul.
Also Arachuvitta Saambar was prepared on all special occasions, when there were guests at home and after marriage whenever we visit Amma’s house she prepares this trademark Sambar of hers along with S’s favorite Kesari and Vadai.
The combination of Drumstick+Small Onion+Fresh roasted Coriander Coconut masala adds so much flavor to this dish. சும்மா அப்டியே உள்ள சாதம் இரங்கும் 🙂 It took few trails to perfect this Sambar Recipe for me. The following measurement serves 4 people.
I miss namma ooru chinna vengayam & murungakai.. When you saute them in oil itself the whole house will be filled with an aroma 😊 This pic was taken few years ago from my kitchen in chennai.
You can use any combination of veggies of your choice. White Pumpkin, Yellow Pumpkin Radish, White Onion, Carrot, Beans, Potato,ChowChow,Sweet Potato etc. If you are adding Capsicum & Tomato to Sambar then make sure you use little less Tamarind Water than mentioned in the post so that the sambar doesn’t end up being too tangy