Sambhar

Sambhar is a delicious lentil rich vegetable stew prepared in an authentic traditional style. Sambhar can be cooked with lots of vegetables or you can also limit the addition of veggies as per requirement. Sambhar is a unique and tasty dish cooked with the tangy flavor of tamarind and very minimal oil. The veggies enhance the nutritive index of Sambhar and the dish is irresistible when served hot with idli, dosa and rice. Sambhar served with rice makes a wholesome nutrition rich meal. You can explore a well illustrated Sambhar dish here that can be easily prepared at home.

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Sambhar

Sambhar is a delicious lentil rich vegetable stew prepared in an authentic traditional style. Sambhar can be cooked with lots of vegetables or you can also limit the addition of veggies as per requirement. Sambhar is a unique and tasty dish cooked with the tangy flavor of tamarind and very minimal oil. The veggies enhance the nutritive index of Sambhar and the dish is irresistible when served hot with idli, dosa and rice. Sambhar served with rice makes a wholesome nutrition rich meal. You can explore a well illustrated Sambhar dish here that can be easily prepared at home.

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

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By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 31 Aug 2006

Rating: 4
11 Votes, 6 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

For preparing Sambhar, first heat up a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Add the cleaned red gram along with chopped onions and small onions.

Step 3

Pressure cook upto 2 whistles.

Step 4

Place the chopped vegetables along with salt and turmeric powder in a vessel and allow it to cook.

Step 5

When it is half done, add the chopped lady¦s fingers, chopped tomatoes and slit green chillies and cook again.

Step 6

When done, add the tamarind extract and mix well.

Step 7

Add the cooked dhal mixture and mix again.

Step 8

Allow it to boil.

Step 9

Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or a kadai.

Step 10

Add the asafoetida piece and fry it well. Keep it aside.

Step 11

Add fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chillies and a few curry leaves and fry.

Step 12

:- Make sure it doesn't get fried too much.

Step 13

Allow it to cool and grind it to a powder in a mixer grinder.

Step 14

Add it to the boiling sambhar and mix well.

Step 15

Add a little coriander leaves too at this stage. (optional)

Step 16

Simmer for a while and when it starts to thicken, remove from the flame.

Step 17

Heat oil in a small pan.

Step 18

Splutter mustard seeds and saute dry red chillies, curry leaves and finely chopped small onions.

Step 19

Add the above seasoning into the sambhar and mix well.

Step 20

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well again.

Step 21

:- You can adjust the quantity of asafoetida and coriander leaves according to your taste.

Step 22

Tasty Sambhar is ready.

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Suja

Thank You for this recipe. Tasted like my moms and grandmas preparation.

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shreya

Great recipe...i was looking for a sambar recipe without coconut in it....and i found one...nice one..thanks Rugmini.....

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sibi jacob

gud one...bt its time consuming

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Magz

Very Good! We all know how common is Sambhar in south India but nobody takes much care on how it can be better prepared. I appreciate you to have taken time and put the method down nice & simple. Though I havent tried your recipe yet I can sense that its going to be a treat!. Thank you. Cheers

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janu

Excellent!!! really good.

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meera

wow!!!!!!!!!!!suprb every one shd try this one

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