3 Easy Recipes From The Tamil Pot

Must do dishes for Tamil New Year!



1 cup rice
1/2 cup Bengal gram (channa dal)
1 cup toor dal
1 tbsp tamarind paste
3 cups of assorted vegetables (sweet potato, ladies finger, drumstick, white pumpkin, yellow pumpkin, eggplant, beans etc)
1/2 – 1 tbsp Sambar powder
Salt to taste
Few sprigs of curry leaves, coriander and 1 tsp of sesame oil/ghee for garnish


Cook the rice with three cups of water. Also, cook both the lentils together until they are thoroughly done.  Now, boil all the vegetables partially for about ten minutes.  In a separate dish, mix the tamarind paste with three cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add salt, sambar powder, curry leaves and vegetables and let it cook for five minutes. Now, add the lentils to the mixture and cook for another five minutes. Now, add the cooked rice and mix gently without disturbing the vegetables (make sure you don’t mash the vegetables). Garnish with coriander leaves and sesame oil/ghee and serve hot with appalam.

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