Sambar Recipe

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • Toor dhal – 3/4 cup
  • Chopped vegetables – 3 cups (sambar onions, white pumpkin, chow-chow)
  • Tamarind – lemon size
  • Chopped coriander leaves (optional)
  • Curry leaves – 1 tablespoon
  • Sambar powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Green chillies – 2-4.

Seasoning

  • Sunflower oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli – 1
  • Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon
  • Hing powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Preparation

  • Cook Toor Dhal with one and a half cups of water for 10 minutes in a pressure cooker.
  • Mash well after once it cools down.
  • In one cup of water, soak tamarind for ten minutes, then squeeze the tamarind well and strain out juice.
  • Cook vegetables (sambar onions, white pumpkin) in one and a half cups of water.
  • When cooked add chopped green chilies, salt.
  • Add tamarind water and simmer.
  • Add mashed Toor Dhal, sambar powder and curry leaves.
  • Simmer till Sambar becomes thick, add coriander leaves (optional).
  • Heat sunflower oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, and red chili.
  • When mustard seeds splutter, add hing powder and pour the seasoning over the Sambar
  • Serve hot with rice

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