Brahmi Sambar

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Preparation Time : 30 mins Cooking Time : 20 min Serves : 4

Brahmi sambar is a nutritious and delicious South Indian curry, It is a quick and easy to make sambar prepared with Brahmi leaves which is ideal to serve with hot steamed rice. Brahmi is a medicinal herb that grows in the fields which is a powerhouse of nutrients. 

Ingredients:

Brahmi – 2 bunches

Coconut – 1/2 cup

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Peppercorns – 6 to 8

Chana dal – 1 tsp

Urad dal – 3/4 Tsp

Dry chilies – 5 or 6 no’s

Tamarind – a small piece

Salt to taste

Jaggery (optional)

For Tempering – 

Mustard – 1/4 Tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Asafoetida – 2 pinches

 

 

Method:

Clean and rinse Brahmi leaves, cook it with a cup of water (covered). It takes about 5 mins to be done.

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Once cooked switch off the flame. remove the cooked leaves to a plate with a spatula spread it on a plate to cool. Meanwhile fry chana dal, urad dal, dry chilies, cumin, peppercorns and tamarind with little oil until light brown.

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Blend coconut and roasted ingredients with 1/4 tsp of turmeric to a fine paste, add water as needed.

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Finally, add cooked Brahmi leaves, blend it for few mins.

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Mix blended masala paste to the stock, add water to adjust the consistency. Add salt and jaggery (optional) to taste, stir. Bring it to boil for few mins.

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For tempering heat 1 tsp of ghee/oil, when it is hot sizzle mustard seeds, switch off the flame add curry leaves and asafoetida. Add prepared seasoning to sambar. Stir

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Nutritious Brahmi sambar is ready to Serve.

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