Theme: Go Nuts
Dish: Peanut Sambar
For the last day of this week’s blogging marathon, I have a sambar made with peanuts. It is a unique recipe which has no lentils (dal), but the usual spices associated with sambar. I saw the recipe on a Telugu cooking show and tried it for myself.
Like I said, it’s quite unusual to make sambar with some kind of a dal, so I was intrigued on how it would taste. I looked up online to see if there were any similar recipes and most of what I saw had dal along with whole peanuts. In this recipe peanuts are ground to a paste and visually you can’t even tell what it is made of until you taste the dish.
This peanut sambar turned out delicious, the combination of spices gives it the ‘traditional sambar’ taste with a peanutty flavor in the background. I added only onion and tomato, but I think I will probably add more vegetables next time I make this dish. It is great to serve with rice, idli or dosa.