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Sambar


Prep Time
20mins
Cook Time
15mins
Ready In
20mins
Serves
4
Cuisine
indian

Sambhar is a popular South Indian dish which is served as an accompaniment with Dosa, Idli and Vada. It is a healthy recipe as it is loaded with vegetables

Ingredients
  • 3 stem removed eggplant/ brinjal

 

  • 1 cup toor daal

 

  • 1 teaspoon sambhar powder

 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

  • 1 pinch fenugreek seeds

 

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

 

  • 2 cloves garlic

 

 

  • 8 baby onions

 

  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered turmeric

 

  • 1/2 cup pureed tamarind

 

  • 1 tablespoon refined oil

 

  • 1/2 cup chana dal

 

  • 1 red chilli

 

  • 1/2 tablespoon grated coconut

 

 

Method
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks immediately, the oil is ready.

 

  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, asafetida, red chilies, and curry leaves. Stir for a few seconds.

 

 

  • Add tomatoes, vegetables, sambar powder, tamarind pulp and ½ cup water.

 

  • Cover the pan and let the vegetables cook until they are tender over medium heat.

 

 

  • Combine the vegetables and the dal to make the Sambar.  Sambar should be thin, like soup. If the sambar is thick, add water as needed.

 

  • Cook sambar on low heat for 10-15 minutes.