9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Cauliflower Sambar (காளிப்ளவர் சாம்பார்)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cauliflower Sambar (காளிப்ளவர் சாம்பார்)

Cauliflower Sambar is a tasty variety of sambar which is little different from traditional sambars. You can also substitute cauliflower for ridge gourd.
Cauliflower Sambar - IMG_2181

Cauliflower Florets – 2 cups
Mustard  Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Coconut – 1/3 cup
Red Chili – 2
Oil – 1 tea spoon
Ghee – 2 tea spoons
Salt – 1 ½ tea spoons
Asafetida – 1/8 tea spoon
Water – 2 cups
Kadalai Parupu – 1 table spoon
Ulutham Parupu – 3 ½ tea spoons
Black Pepper – 1 tea spoon
Coriander Seeds – 1 tea spoon
Curry Leaves – 6
Tuvaram Parupu – ½ cup
Turmeric Powder – 1 tea spoon
Sambar Powder – 1 table spoon
Coriander Leaves – 1 table spoon
Rice Flour – 1 tea spoon
Cauliflower Sambar - IMG_2178
Cook the tuvaram parupu with ½ tea spoon turmeric powder in 1 ½ cups of water in a cooker until well done. Mash this and set aside
Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and add 3 tea spoons of ulutham parupu and sauté until it changes to light golden. Now add coriander seeds and sauté for 10 seconds and add the black pepper and sauté for 30 seconds and remove from heat to cool
Blend the above with rice flour and grated coconut to a fine paste and set aside
Heat cauliflower in a pan and add water just enough to immerse the cauliflower and add tomatoes, sambar powder, salt, ½ tea spoon turmeric powder and asafetida and bring it to a boil. Cook on medium flame until the vegetables are tender.
Add the grounded paste and the boiled parupu
Heat another pan and add ghee and mustard seeds, once mustard seeds pop, add ulutham parupu and once it is golden, add red chili and curry leaves and transfer to the sambar
Add coriander leaves to garnish and serve!!!
Cauliflower Sambar - IMG_2173

Sending this to DIO - lentils and vegetables, Healthy Diet - Diabetic Friendly Recipes


  1. Delicious and inviting Sambar.. Very healthy too.

  2. sambar looks delicious, i love adding cauliflower in sambar.

  3. different sambar.. have never added cauliflower.. :)

  4. Its a new version of sambar looks delicious...

  5. Looks delicious Sowmya.. Thanks for sharing dear :-)

  6. sambhar looks finger licking.. Todays post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/05/tomato-koshimbir-raita.html

  7. Comforting and healthy sambar!!

  8. This looks inviting!! Lovely clicks...


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