Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blackeyed Beans Sambar/Alasandalu Sambar

Hai friends how are u guys.These days I was busy and was not able to cook properly.So not much into the blog.Missed many post and recipes.After many days today I open my blog and seared recipes .Ok lets go to the recipe today I was coming with  Blackeyed Beans Sambar.This is very unique recipe.This  recipe is from Chandana.In her website we get many traditional and easy recipes.I really love her blog.Ok lets go to the recipe


Black Eyed Beans-1 cup
lime sized ball Tamarind-1/2
Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
Oil-2 tsp
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder-1/2 tsp
Green chillies -6
Jaggery-1/2 tsp
Chilli ginger paste-1 tsp
Curry Leaves -few
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies-2
Asafoetida-little pinch
Sambar powder -1 tsp
Grated Coconut-2 tsp


Take beans in the bowl and soak this beans for 1 hour.

After 1 hour take the beans in the pressure cooker and cook for until 3 whistles.

When the beans get cooked make it cool.
Then grind to smooth paste and keep it aside.
Place the wide and deep bottomed pan and heat it.
To this add the 1 tsp oil and heat it.
Now add the mustard seeds,jeera,chilli ginger paste , green chillies and curry leaves.

Add the chopped tomatoes and turmeric mix it well.

Cook this till the tomatoes get cooked.

To this add the tamarind juice and make it boil.

When it starts to boil add the sambar powder,jaggery,salt,chilli powder and blackeyed beans paste and mix it well.

Cover and cook this for till it starts to boil.

Now to this add the tadka place the small pan and add the oil ,mustard seeds,jeera,dry red chillies,curry leaves,hing and finally add this to sambar.

Finally add the grated coconut and mix it well.
Serve this with hot steamed rice and papad.


  1. Yummy, tempting and nutritious curry.

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  3. We always used to make this in Nigeria when dals were not available.