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Recipe for Sambar

Recipe for Sambar

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Sambar is a popular South Indian dish. It consists of lentils and Vegetables of your choice. Generally Sambar is served with Idli, Dosa or eaten with Rice too. The Idli-Vada + Chutney-Sambar combo is a healthiest dish on any South Indian Restaurant menu!

Serves:

2

Preparation Time:

10 mins

Cooking Time:

20 mins

Ingredients:

Toor dal/lentils - 1 Cup
 
 Vegetables like Carrot, Drumsticks chopped - 1 Cup 
 Tamarind pulp - ½ Cup 
 Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp 
 Oil - 2 tsp 
 Salt to taste 
 Dried Red Chillies - 4 
 Mustard Seeds - ½ tsp 
 Pinch of Asafoetida 
 Few fresh Curry Leaves 
 Onions/Shallots - 1 
 Fenugreek Seeds - ½ tsp 
 Tomato - 2 
 Sambar Powder - 2 tbsp 
 Coriander Leaves/Cilantro chopped for garnishing 

Method:

• Wash the Lentil and soak it for about 15min.

• Pressure cook the Lentil along with Turmeric Powder and a teaspoon of Oil.

• Meanwhile heat Oil in another pan, add Mustard Seeds, Red Chillies, Fenugreek Seeds and Curry Leaves. Saute for 1-2 mins.

• Next add the Onions and fry for sometime. Then add the Tamarind Pulp and mix well. Add little Water and cook.

• To this add cooked Lentil, Tomatoes, Vegetables of your choice, Asafoetida and Sambar Powder. Mix well and add Water to the desired consistency.

• Let this boil for 10min or till the Vegetables are tender. Later taken off from heat, garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot!
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