Herbie Makes Vegetarian Sambar in Cochin

September 24, 2020 posted in Behind the Scenes

One of Herbie’s favourite places in India is Brunton’s Boatyard in Cochin

In this video, he makes a Vegetarian Sambar
(From Spice Notes & Recipes by Ian Hemphill published by Macmillan)

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and stir in the sambar powder.  Stir for one minute and then add the vegetables and stir-fry for a further two minutes.  Pour in the water and salt, cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked.  Add the mushy lentils or peas and simmer for another five minutes.
  2. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve hot over rice.  Serves 4 as a meal.
  3. When two or three vegetables are used there is a subtle blending of flavours.  For a more distinctive flavour, make the sambar with only one type of vegetable.
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