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Arachhu Utta Sambar (Fresh Sambar)

In Beans and Legumes, Sauces and Dips, Vegetables on September 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

fresh-sambar

Aracchu utta sambar – The name is so musical it sounds like poetry rather than gibberish even if one does not know the language, doesn’t it? (The first word is similar in sound to Picchu as in Machu-Picchu!) I like mouthing it and listening to the words as they form on my lips and in my mind, because it brings back a sea of memories and the taste, smell and flavor of a warm kitchen.

I see my periamma’s face as she grinds the coconut, roasted pulses and aromatic coriander seeds in her aattu-kallu (grinding stone) … [read more]

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