Friday, April 8, 2011

Pineapple Sambar

1/2 cup toor dal
1 onion chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tsp grated coconut
1/2 cup chopped pineapple
1 tsp sambar powder
1 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
1/2 cup water
(Boil these together)

1 tsp coriander leaves- chopped

1/2 cup tamarind water extracted from a smaller than lemon sized ball of tamarind
mustard seeds and curry leaves for tempering
1 tsp oil

Clean and wash dal, add in pressure cooker along with-water, onion, ginger garlic paste, coconut, pineapple, turmeric, sambar powder and salt.
Pressure cook for one whistle and simmer for 2 mins. Turn off flame and let cool. Add tamarind water and boil , add chopped coriander, simmer. In a tadka pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and curry leaves and pour over simmered sambar. Stir and turn off flame. Cover and let stand for a couple of mins before serving.

I used mixed dal. I used juice of half a lemon cos Niket is allergic to tamarind. I skipped tempering, cos I was using it for Yashi, my 7mo baby.

The sweet sour taste of pinepple and lemon was very good :) Should serve with spicy chutney if serving with idlis. It is good as soup as well!

This is going to Fruit / veggie a month- Pineapple
guest-hosting-veggiefruit-month-event on Rupali's blog, linking my post to Priya of Mharo Rajasthan

This is also going to Cooking with whole foods

Linking to announcement page at Suma's blog and Kiran's announcement page


  1. wow, sounds so exotic! thanks for sending it to my event! but i did not get an email from u? did u send in the entry?

  2. I am trying this now I made pineapple rasam from another site so I looked up pineapple sambar any way I am impressed the recipie is very simple plus I am one of the best cooks in my family and I hope my husband would like too