Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sambar punugulu

Sambar punugulu recipe is a delicious recipe ,which I learnt from one of the cookery show in tv.As soon as I saw  i thought to try.I tried this recipe first time when one of my friends visited our home.They liked it very much even my kids enjoyed as a evening snack.


For punugulu batter

  • Urad dal  1 cup
  • Idli rava or idli rice(If it's rava use 2 cups,if it's rice use 3 cups)
  • Chopped ginger1tspn
  • One tbspn maida (optional)
  • Two tbspn semolina (optional)
  • Oil for deep fry


Soak urad dal,idli rice for about 6 to 8 hrs,then grind along with idli rice ,add salt and ferment whole night.The next day if  we make it ,is more tasty.Mix all above ingredients in a bowl except oil and make into a fine tight batter.Heat oil in a pan,when the oil is hot fry them by dropping it like pakoras.Turn both sides and fry well until it is golden brown.

For Sambar::

For punugulu sambar no need to add vegetables in the sambar


  • Toor dal1 cup
  • Tamarind lemon size
  • One Chopped tomato
  • Asofoetida 1pinch
  • Curry leaves 1string
  • Garlic chopped(2 pods)
  • Green chillies 2 to 3
  • Chilli powder1 Tspn (optional)
  • Mustard seeds,jeera seeds1/2 Tspn each
  • Sambar powder 1 tbspn
  • Oil  as needed

Procedure: Heat oil in pan,add mustard seeds ,jeera seeds ,garlic chopped,curry leaves and chopped onions,salt,chopped green chillies.Asofoetida.When the onions are transparent add tamarind juice squeezed from the tamarind.Boil well until the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.Then add toor dal already cooked in a cooker and mashed.Boil few more mins then add chopped tomatos.Let it boil few more mins.Now add sambar powder to the pan boil 5 more mins.Sprinkle some coriander leaves on top of it.Take sambar in a small bowl add few punugulu to it,sprinkle some chopped onions on top of it.Have it  as a snack ...yummy taste.

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