When I was young and living at home we had a family friend who lived closer to our home and that Aunty used to make sambar which is so delicous , I have to tell you I have never had such delicous sambar anywhere else .
She used to fry her spices etc.... and then she make the paste in traditional way. I have no idea what the english name is, well my Indian friends will know what it is , the stone were they make the paste.
Don't know what all spices were there, but it hink she used to add coconut, fry them brow with the spices and then grind them ( i might be wrong too, i wa snot inturested in cooking at that time at all) the sambar was so so yummy.
I always make sambar don't think always means every day, i would say once in a blue moon I make them and then it is with shop bought sambar powder. I am not complaining it still taste good.
But then making the same sambar for th alast 10 or more years, I think one gets fed up and I know one place for delicious Indian food is Asha's Foodie's Hope .
And there I found this recipe for Hotel sambar and I thought why not give a try.
Well I have to say it was super super super delicious we all loved it.
I followed the exact recipe, the only thing i did different was, I added Drumsticks and I don't have those small red onions we get in the India shop so i used normal shallots.
And it was not made with shop bought powder, it was made with home made powder.
While I was making the sambar hubby even came to the kitchen and remarked hmmmmm that smell good.
Asha served them with idlies, but I serve them with Dosa, well not the dosa from scratch, it was form Gits packet.
Sending this to Priya's Healing Foods- Onion event and for a event which was started also by Priya and this month the host is Padma of Padma's Recipes
I must say it is after a long time I am joining up in a event, mostly I forget were and when the events are ......