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Recipe Name: Ambat-varan (a Curry) Submitted by: Administrator
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Ethnicity: Last Modified: 2/22/2014
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Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup(s) Red gram dal, like small
lentils
Salt and jaggery to taste
jaggery is like brown
sugar actually dried
Sugar
cane juice like Sucanat
1/2 Teaspoon(s) turmeric powder
1 1/2 Water
Tamarind pulp to taste, this
makes it sour
3 up to
4 Sliced sliced green chillies
OR-
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Chilli powder, cayenne
1 Handful of coriander leaves
Chopped cilantro
1 Tablespoon(s) Groundnut oil, peanut oil
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Mustard seeds
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Cumin seeds
1 Pinch(s) Asafoetida, I don't know
exactly what this is but
it's sold in Indian
restaurants and it's
really good some sort of
spice I keep mine in the
freezer and it seems to
last a long time
Few curry leaves
Directions:
From: sherry@gorge.net (Sherry Rose) Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 08:43:02
-0700 I purchased the cookbook in an Indian grocery story in Portland,
Oregon. It is titled, "Rasachandrika, Saraswat Cookery Book, by the
Saraswat Mahila Samaz of Bombay. Nearly all of the book is vegetarian.
It's just full of short recipes. Wash and cook dal in the cooker
until very soft. Beat it well. Add salt, jaggery, turmeric powder,
chillies and water to bring it to the required liquid consistency.
Cook until the dal comes to a boil. Heat oil, and prepare a seasoning
with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. (This
means to fry them a little, until the mustard seeds pop.) Add it to
the dal. Lastly add the coriander leaves . (Note in the book: this
varan should be sweet and sour to taste.) CHILE-HEADS DIGEST V3 #043
From the Chile-Heads recipe list. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe
Archive, http://www.erols.com/hosey.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 141
Calories From Fat: 42
Total Fat: 4.5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 6589.3mg
Potassium: 1015mg
Carbohydrates: 3.8g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: 2.2g
Protein: 20.6g


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