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How to make Sambar at home
Sambhar or Sambar is a spicy and tangy South Indian lentil stew made with toor dal and mixed vegetables. This is a simple recipe for making basic sambar at home.
Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Lentil curry, Lentil recipe, South Indian
Measuring cups & spoons
Cutting Board and knife
yellow pigeon peas
dried Red Chili
broken into two
(onions, tomatoes, carrots, and bottle gourd, chopped)
Sambar masala powder
Wash and soak toor dal for about half hour in 2 cups of water
Pressure cook the dal with salt and turmeric for 4 whistles. Set aside and allow the steam to escape on its own before opening the cooker. Alternatively you can also cook the dal in a stock pot.
Heat oil in a kadhi/wok. Once the oil is hot add asafetida, mustard seeds, and dried chili.
When the seeds begin to sputter, add the slit green chili and chopped vegetables. Sauté for a couple of minutes.
Add salt, sambar powder, 1 cup water and tamarind paste. Mix well and cook covered on low heat till the vegetables are tender. It takes about 10 mins for the vegetables to cook.
Add the cooked dal, mix well and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Serve hot with
, dosa, uttapam, vada, or
on the side.
Nutritional information is the approximate value for 1 of 2 servings.
Leftover Sambar can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.
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