Kadamba Saadam is a wholesome dish that is packed with vegetables, lentils and rice. Serve this tangy and delicious dish hot with papad and Enjoy.
My theme for this week’s BM is ‘Festival Special‘. Valli wants us to make something special for the festivals celebrated in January. I’m going to be posting 3 dishes for 3 different festivals. Starting off with Kadamba Saadam, a Sankranthi special dish from Tamil Nadu.
Kadamba Saadam | Mixed Vegetable Lentil Rice:
Kadamba Saadam/ sadam is a delicious medley of mixed vegetables, lentils and rice. It is very similar to bisibele bhath made in Karnataka but less spicy.
Whole spices like cloves, cinnamon are used in the masala for bisibele bhath but this Tamil Nadu version is made with everyday Sambar powder. You can use store bought sambar powder or if you have time, make it yourself at home. Here’s my recipe for homemade Sambar powder.
Recipe for Kadamba Saadam:
I found many different recipes for kadamba sadam, sambar rice online. They ranged from being very simple to very elaborate. The elaborate ones had freshly made spice paste, but since I am a slightly lazy cook I picked the simple recipe that used pre-made sambar powder. I followed Chef in you recipe.
No Onion, No garlic Sambar rice recipe:
This mixed vegetable sambar rice is a wholesome dish that is packed with vegetables, lentils and rice. There is no onion or garlic in this recipe, making it perfect to make for festivals.
Rice and toor dal (pigeon pea lentils) are cooked till tender and almost mushy. Try to use a long grain rice variety for this recipe.
Mixed vegetables, usually the ones used in sambar, like bottle gourd, eggplant, okra, carrot, potato, pumpkin etc can be added. Par cooking the veggies helps in shortening the cooking time.
Serve this tangy and delicious dish hot with papad and Enjoy. I served it with some store bought veggie sticks and some ghee.
Sending this over to Valli for BM# 72.