Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Sambar has a whole lot of recipes and since this blog caters to the newbie's in the kitchen, I have posted the most easy recipe for sambar. This is not the traditional sambar, It's a newbiee's delight.

Toor Dhal - 3/4 cup
Vegetables - carrot, beans, brinjal (1cup)
Tomato - 2
Onion - 1
Garlic - 4 pods
Sambar Powder - 2tsp
Green Chilli - 2
Tamarind pulp - 1tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2tsp
Asafoetida - 1/4tsp

Mustard - 1tsp
Curry Leaves - 8
Red Chilli - 4

Cooking Method
Pressure cook washed toor dal with chopped onions. tomatoes, garlic, slit green chillies, sambar powder, Turmeric powder and asafoetida along with 1tsp of oil.
 (Cook for 3 whistles)

Cook the vegetables with salt and turmeric.

Add cooked vegetables to the dal mixture, mix in salt and tamarind pulp. Bring it to boil.

Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard and curry leaves, followed by red chilli. Add this tadka to the sambar.

Serve hot with idli, dosa or rice.

TIP : For added flavour garnish using ghee.

Cooking Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 3

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