Sambar

Ingredients:-

  • 1/2 cup Pigeon Pea Lentil or Tuvar or Arhar Dal (soak for 1 hr.)
  • Cleaned and chopped vegetables (1 small size okra, 15-20 french beans, 2 Potatoes,    2 onion, 2 small size brinjals, 100 gm Pumpkin, 2-3 tomatoes or 1 cabbages etc.
  • Lemon sized ball of seedless Tamarind (imali) soaked in 1/4 cup hot water for 30 minutes
  • 2 tsp Sambar Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric (haldi)
  • 3 pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds (Sarson)
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2-4 Dry Red Chillie
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds (methi dana)
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves

How to make Sambar:-

  • Take a deep bowl and put dal with 2 cup of water in this bowl. Wash it well.
  • Take a pressure cooker and put dal with 2 to 2.5 cup water in this pressure cooker for 6-7 whistles. Till this Dal become soft. Mash it well.
  • Once the pressure settles down on its own. remove the lid.
  • In this pressure cooker add vegetables turmeric powder, Red chilli powder, Asafoetida and salt.
  • Add 1-2 cup water. Stir well.
  • Pressure cook it 1 whistle. After that add sambar powder,tamarind pulp. 
  • Cooke it on low flame 10-15 minutes.
  • Turn side.
  • Take a frying pan and heat oil in this pan.
  • When the oil become heat add mustard seeds and crackle it.
  • Add Fenugreek seeds , Garlic, Dry Red chilli, asafoetida and curry leaves.
  • Fry till garlic become light brown.
  • Pour the whole tempering in the hot sambar.
  • Serve the sambar with steam rice, Idli, dosa or Vada. 

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