Sambharo is a stir fry often made with carrot, cabbage, papaya and chilies. It is often served with Gujarati snacks and farsans as an accompaniment or as a side dish with meal and the leftover sambharo can be used to make sandwiches and to stuff in parathas. Gujarati Sambharo is a well-known traditional side dish that is often found in a Gujarati cuisine or thali or meal. It is a simple side dish made from sliced cabbage and carrot stir fried with mustard seeds and green chilies with some Indian spices. It is prepared almost daily in a Gujarati house-hold. The crunchy taste of cabbage along with a tinge of spiciness of chilies goes well with any Indian curry meal.
Preparation of Sambharo
Grated or shredded vegetables are tempered in mustard, curry leaves and green chilies and then stir fried or cooked slightly so the vegetables should retain the crunch and crispiness. Then sugar and lemon juice is added to give a sweet and sour taste. It can be served hot or cold.
Carrot - 2 cups, julienned
Cabbage - 3 cups, julienned
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Ingredients for Tempering:
Oil - 3 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 10
Green Chillies - 3, slit lengthwise
1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
2. When seed starts crackling add asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies.
3. Now add turmeric powder and grated cabbage and saute for few seconds.
4. Then add grated carrot, salt and mix well.
5. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes or till slightly cooked but remain crisp and crunchy.
6. Add sugar and lemon juice, mix well and remove from the gas stove.
7. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serve it as side dish along with Gujarati main course like roti, sabzi and buttermilk.
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Food
Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant.
|• ||Tamarind Pulp|
Tamarind Pulp is the thick pulp of ripe fruit of Tamarind which is commonly used as condiment.
|• ||Rosemary Leaves|
Rosemary Leaves in dried form act as spice as well as flavouring agent. It possesses a fragrant equivalent to tree. Rosemary is a woody herb. It can also be used to improve skin, help hair growth, prevent infection and speed wound healing.
|• ||Celery Seed|
Celery seed is the dried ripe fruit of the umbelliferous herb. It is usually 60 to 180 cm high, and erect, with conspicuously jointed stems bearing well-developed leaves on long expanded petioles.
|• ||Cuisine of Haryana|
Cuisine of Haryana is pure and nutritious. The Haryanvis prefer simple foods that are wholesome and fresh.