Aroma of Sambar was appealing, lol

Sambar
@Sreekala (23693)
India
May 25, 2018 1:43am CST
Today morning when I was getting ready for office, I got the tempting aroma of Sambar curry. To be very honest I felt to have some. I used to prepare the same at home but when I prepare I can’t enjoy the smell. When it comes from neighbour's home it is attractive and appealing. Do you like the smell of Sambar? For those who do not aware about Sambar – it is curry adding vegetables and Pigeon Pea (Toor Dal), Asafoetida, fenugreek powder and tamarind water. Curry leaves also added with this. It is very healthy and tasty. Do you make Sambar at home? Do you like to have it? Image from google
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 May
Well, other than the okra, everything else in that photo looks fine to me. Is the okra an integral ingredient in Sambar? If it isn't, then I would be most happy to try this dish. (I can't stand okra, no matter how it is prepared.)
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
25 May
haha Okra (Ladysfinger) is an important ingredient in Sambar. However, I opt the same according to the availability, if it is not stored then I don't mind to prepare the sambar without it. In general, it is important item in sambar.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
25 May
@Sreekala Then, if/when I arrive in India, I really hope there will be something happen that kills off all the okra in the country!
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
28 May
@DaddyEvil Unfortunately this vegetable is available in all season. Now, summer season is the best time to get these on cheap rate that also fresh, directly from the field. In winter it may be bit costly but available. My younger son love this vegetable.
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@nomus24g (24874)
• India
25 May
I am not a sambar fan, I more like the coconut chutney
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
25 May
I am also not a fan of Sambar. But the aroma was tempting as it prepared by some one else.
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@nomus24g (24874)
• India
25 May
@Sreekala but their combo with crisp Dosa is heavenly :)
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
25 May
@nomus24g Definitely it is a nice combination. I do not like sambar prepared by myself. But others praise mine a lot.
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@AKRao24 (21142)
• India
25 May
Yes, I love it and I am trying to perfect that dish in absence of my wife who is presently at her mother's place. Is that Picture taken from net....it is mouth watering with all those drumsticks, tomates, green chillies, red chillies cucumber and curry leaves! Thanks for sharing ....at least the photo!
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@AKRao24 (21142)
• India
25 May
@Sreekala , Wow, you made it so simple here...Thanks a lot I am going to give a day one of these days and come back with a discussion about it with a picture! You made my day!
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
@AKRao24 I am waiting for the result.
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@AKRao24 (21142)
• India
26 May
@Sreekala , yes, I will prepare the list of vegetables and procure them the I will prepare it! Thanks!
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@Shivram59 (5303)
• India
25 May
@Sreekala No,we don't make sambar at home.We buy it from a south Indian restaurant which is just at a stone's throw from our house.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
But why your mother never tried to prepare it, it is very easy to make at home.
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@Shivram59 (5303)
• India
26 May
@Sreekala She never tried to prepare it,but don't know why.May be because very tasty sambar is available just near our house.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
@Shivram59 Probably that may be the reason. Why to work hard when it is available near by place.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jun
No have never tried this dish at all but it does look very nice and tasty to the eye. Glad you enjoyed it though. Buen provecho.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
8 Jun
This is the main dish of our state people. Without this curry no feast is complete.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jun
@Sreekala I will have to try that dish some time or another when I can. Its an easy name to remember also.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
9 Jun
@lovinangelsinstead21 Wishing you luck,
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
26 May
What is sambhar without aroma. I love it and can eat it without Idli, bara or even Dosa.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
haha you are right, any one can easily predict when some one cook sambar. However, the aroma is special when I receive it from neighbour's home.
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
26 May
@Sreekala I thought aroma of sambhar spreads like wild fire. Because I can smeel it all day long whenever near a south Indian restaurant and when in South India ... wah.. I can feel it all day everywhere.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
@suni51 I will say you are lucky. But in our place it is not like that, I only get the smell of potato, cauliflower, radish, peas, etc. Then chicken for sure. Getting the smell of sambar is rare. In our upper floor, one Tamil family, they make rasam by adding coriander leaves, I like that smell too.
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@kepweng (18574)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
26 May
i think these is the most Favorite cuisine of indians??
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
It is the favourite of South Indians mostly.
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@kepweng (18574)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
28 May
@Sreekala is these a street foods too??
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
28 May
@kepweng No way, it should prepare inside room or kitchen.
@vandana7 (67618)
• India
25 May
I love sambhar...but nowadays it does not agree with me.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
I understood the problems dear. I too started to get acidity problems with some kind of food. It is a part of aging, have to manage.
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@vandana7 (67618)
• India
26 May
@Sreekala Stopped ice creams, stopped cakes, stopped sambhar, pickles, milk, curds, what can I eat? I just had a little bit of coffee in the morning, and three dosas. Stomach is aching like hell.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
@vandana7 Oh ho, it too much dear. Do you have any ailments in stomach other than the discomfort with food?
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@aureliah (18440)
• Kenya
27 May
its funny that food cooked in a neighbors' house has the best aroma
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
27 May
It may be funny but is a fact. I will tell you the reason. When I cook myself I can't enjoy the aroma and most probably my neighbour enjoys it than me
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@aureliah (18440)
• Kenya
31 May
@Sreekala Its the same thing that happens to me especially when I'm cooking chapatis
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
31 May
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@caopaopao (12535)
• China
26 May
It looks delicious.I don't know what's Sambar. But I do use curry. Especially when it comes to chicken curry.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
It is a curry by adding vegetables, potato, drumstick, onion, tomato, ladyfinger, pumpkin, brinjal then grams. It is a healthy one.
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@caopaopao (12535)
• China
26 May
@Sreekala Good to know that, thanks.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
28 May
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@kanchan10 (3414)
• Kolkata, India
25 May
really love sambar including its aroma. my mom used to prepare it way back but not anymore.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
Why stopped cooking sambar? I think I love its smell than eating it.
@kanchan10 (3414)
• Kolkata, India
26 May
@Sreekala she is too old too cook now.
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
26 May
@kanchan10 Oh ok ok. Don't you have a sister or any other female member at home?
@kavinitu (5061)
• India
25 May
The food smell of neighboring kitchens are always nice and aromatic. Last week, I made idli and sambar for breakfast
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@Sreekala (23693)
• India
25 May
yes dear, even it won't be tasty as the way we think but smell always attractive.
@rubyriaz007 (4292)
• India
19 Jun
I love the smell of Sambar. My husband,sister and myself love Sambar very much. We have with dosa,idly,chapathi , rice and poori.When we don't get fish,we make sambar at home. It is very tasty and healthy.