Sunday, 20 January 2013

JACKFRUIT SAMBAR / KADGI KOLOMBO

Last week my husband had gone to one of his friends' place. There was a big garden and full of big trees including a jack fruit tree. The tree was full of jacks hanging from top to bottom. He offered many, but my hubby took just one. Here every one at my house loves jack fruit, whether it is raw or ripe. With raw fruit one can make different dishes. The friend told my hubby that sambar from jack is absolutely awesome! I never had an idea of this kind of sambar. But listening to this I was tempted to try Jack fruit sambar. Yes, the taste is really really superb! 
JACK FRUIT SAMBAR

WHAT YOU NEED:

Jack fruit pieces - 2 cups
Tur dal / sambar dal - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 small
Turmeric powder - little
Tomato - 1
Tamarind paste - 2-3 tsp
Sambar powder - 4-5 tsp (heaped) 
Salt - to taste

FOR SEASONING:

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds - a few
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
KADGI KOLOMBO !

HOW TO MAKE:

Pressure cook dal and Jack fruit pieces in separate containers for 15 minutes.
Whip dal to smooth.

Chop onion and tomato.

Heat a vessel with a glass of water.
Add onion, tomato, tamarind paste and turmeric powder and cook till they are cooked.
Add jack fruit pieces, dal and mix well.
Add sambar powder to it and mix thoroughly. 
Add required water and salt, boil for few minutes.

Heat 2-3 tsp of oil in a small pan.
Splutter mustard seeds, add fenugreed seeds and curry leaves. Stir.

Pour this seasoning on the sambar.

Serve Jack fruit sambar with steaming rice and papad.




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