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Veg Sambar Recipe

by TEAM SALEBHAI - 21-Mar-2018 - Recipes

There are few things which truly define happiness – a perfectly baked cake, a piece of chocolate, and of course a bowl of steaming sambar with soft idli. We know you all will agree to this!


Are you looking forward to prepare authentic south Indian sambar?This flavourful spicy lentil curry is now popular in all parts of India. The choice of vegetables ranges from drumstick, tomato, brinjal, radish, pumpkin to potato. It is an excellent accompaniment to idli, dosa, and vada.


Do you know what is the best thing about this meal? Idli sambar is extremely flavourful and light on the tummy. For any sambar recipe, the authentic flavour comes with the right sambar powder. It is imperative to choose the best-quality masala mix.


If you want to master the art of cooking sambar, this recipe must be bookmarked and retained with you always.

 

Ingredients

 

For pressure cooking

  • Toor dal/ arhar dal - ½ cup
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Radish - 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Drumstick - 4-5 pieces
  • Carrot (chopped) - ½ cup

Other ingredients

  • Tamarind juice - 1 cup
  • Green chili - 1 (slit)
  • Tomato (finely chopped) - 1 cup
  • Onion - (1 medium-sized, chopped)
  • Jaggery - ¾ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Hing - ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8 -10 leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Sambar masala powder - 2 tbsps (readily available)

 

Sambar easy recipe

 

Pressure cooking

  1. Take ½ cup of washed tuvar dal in a pressure cooker
  2. Add two cups of water. You can adjust water as required
  3. Add turmeric powder to give it a nice colour
  4. Add vegetables (radish, drumsticks, carrots). You can replace the vegetables according to your choice
  5. Close the lid of the cooker and cook for 10 minutes in a medium flame
  6. Once the pressure releases, mash the cooked vegetables and dal well

Next steps

  1. Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, and curry leaves. Let it sizzle for a minute
  2. Add onions and green chillies along with some salt. Sauté until oil separates
  3. Add in tomatoes, jaggery and mix well,. Cook until oil separates
  4. Add sambar powder, tamarind juice and mix well
  5. Add the cooked vegetables and dal. Bring them to boil
  6. Garnish it with fresh coriander and serve hot with steaming idli or dosa

Tips to remember while making sambar

  1. Use fresh tamarind to make juice
  2. You can add ½ tsp of sambar masala powder while pressure cooking vegetables and dal. It will add more aroma to the sambar
  3. Adding jaggery gives a delightful taste to sambar

 

Idli sambar is extremely flavourful and light on the tummy. It is definitely a healthy and delicious brunch to indulge yourself or serve your guests.


The above recipe makes finger-licking sambar. And we bet your friends and family will ask for more.

 


And yes, we have one more surprise. If you are in love with chocolates, click here and prepare these delicacies by yourself. Don’t forget to share your comments. We will be waiting!

 

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