South Indian Sambar

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Hello Food lovers !!
I hope your day is going great . Today I am going to share with you all a very popular and traditional dish of South India “South Indian Sambar” .South Indian food without sambar is not complete. Here I show you how to make tasty sambar quick and easy. Sambar is made with Tur daal along with many vegetables. Tamarind pulp and tomatoes add that tangy flavor and a blend of authentic sambar Masala makes the recipe complete.

Let’s get straight to the recipe–


1. Tur Daal/Pulse- 1 Cup
2.Chopped Tomatoes-2
3. Chopped Onion-2
4. Cauliflower- 1/2 cup
5. Bottle gourd-1 cup (loki)
6. Carrot-1
7. Green chilies – 2-3
8. Curry leaves-8-10
9. Tamarind Pulp-1/2 cup
10. Salt
11.Turmeric- 2Tsp
12. Red chili Powder- 1 Tsp
13. Sambhar Powder- 2 Tbsp(I used Catch Smabar Masala)
14.. Oil-2tbsp
15. Mustard Seeds- 1 Tbsp
16. Asafoetida (Hing)- 1/2 Tsp
17. Dried red Chili-2


STEP 1 : Firstly we will cook Tur Daal/Pulse in Pressure Cooker. Wash Tur daal, Add 1 Glass of water to cook 1 Cup Daal. Add salt and turmeric and give 3 whistles. It will take 8-10 minutes to cook tur Daal completely. Now Once the daal is cooked blend it with a hand blender or you can even use a spoon and stir the cooked daal in quick circular motion to blend it smooth.

STEP 2: Take a Cooking vessel, Heat oil . Add greenCurry leaves, green Chilies, Chopped Onion and saute for  a minute. Now add chopped cauliflower, chopped Bottle gourd,chopped carrot and tomatoes. saute all the vegetables on high flame for about a minute. Now add salt, red chili powder, and turmeric. Mix all the spices together. now add tamarind Pulp and water and simmer the vegetables for10-12 minutes.

Once the vegetable are perfectly cooked add Cooked Tur daal and combine everything. Now add Sambar Powder to give it a final touch. Yummy Sambar is Ready.

Tadka / Tempting – Heat oil in a pan, Add mustard seeds, asafoetida(Hing), Curry leaves and dried red chilies. This tempting is aromatic.

Add this tadka on top of Sambar and the dish is complete. Serve hot with idli or rice !!

I hope you guys will enjoy my this recipe .

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Have a lovely day Readers !!


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