26 Apr 2014

Famous Udupi Temple Style Sambhar/Hulli Recipe

Udupi temple Sambhar is so very famous and hallmark recipe that is made with local and easily available ingredients. It is not only famous amongst south indians but mostly all indians love it. Udupi Dishes mainly have grains, beans, vegetables and fruit. Sambhar there is also known as Hulli. Moreover today many of us call this as vegetable and lentil stew too. So lets begin:

Famous Udupi Sambhar Recipe

Dry Roasting:
6 whole red Chilly
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp white urad dal
1 tsp Chana dal (Gram dal)
5 Springs Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp whole fenugreek seeds (Methi)
1 cup coconut grated

For Sambhar:
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 cup Toor Dal
1 small chopped green chilly
1 tsp urad dal
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 cup vegetables (french beans, carrot, drumstick, pumpkin and brinjals)
1 medium chopped onion (about more than half cup)
1 medium chopped tomatoes
2 tsp tamarind paste
2 tsp jaggery
Salt to taste


Dry Roasting
In a non stick pan, Dry roast coriander seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, Urad dal and Chana dal till all turns light pink in color. Now add whole Red chilly and keep sauteing for 1 minute. Add shredded coconut and curry leaves. Cook for 2 minutes further and keep sauteing in between.
Put off the flame. Allow it to cool. Pour this dry roasted ingredients in mixer grinder jar and grind in to nice Masala. And here is your Masala ready to use in sambhar. Keep it aside for now.


For Sambhar
Pressure cook toor dal with water until boiled properly and easy to mash.
In a pan, heat oil with mustard seeds, once it splutters, add asafoetida and curry leaves. Now add chopped onion, saute it with pinch of salt until translucent. Now add chopped tomatoes, vegetable (carrot, french beans, drumstick, brinjals and pumpkin) and about 1/2 cup water. Cover it and let all vegetables cook properly. See the picture below.

Now once veggies are cooked properly, add tamarind paste, jaggery, dry roasted sambhar masala, salt and boiled toor dal. Add water and mix all well. Now on low flame let sambhar simmer for about 3-4 minutes.
Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves. And serve hot with Soft Idlis or dosa's and uttapam accompanying it with Nariyal/ Coconut Chutney.  (Click on this highlighted links to get idli and coconut chutney  recipes)

Sambhar And Coconut Chutney

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