Ambila is a dish of western Orissa, prepared very easily and good for health. It is similar to one form of Sambar.
My grandma used to make this when i was a child.....
200 gm Pumpkin
2 Ladies Fingers
1 Big Deshi Tomato(Chopped)
1 tbsp Besan
4 tbsp Curd
1 tsp tamarind(soaked in water)
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp PanchPhoran (Mix of Five whole spices).
1-2 Dry Red Chillis
Few Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Chopped Garlic
Few Coriander Leaves(Chopped)
Cut all the vegetables (except Tomato) in cubes.
In a large shallow pan(dekchi or Handi) boil them adding turmeric powder (haldi) and salt.
In a seperate pan, fry the tomatoes in oil and keep it aside.
When the vegetables are half cooked, add the fried tomatoes.
Get a bowl and mix curd with besan, add water to make it consistant.
Add the mix with tamarind water to the boiling vegetables before the vegetables are cooked.
Cook until all the vegetables are properly done.
Take oil in another pan.
When the oil is hot add Panch Phoran .
After it starts crackling, add chopped garlic, dry red chillis and curry leaves .
Cook till garlics started changing colour .Add this tempering to the cooked vegetables.
Ambila is ready .Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot or cold with rice.