Sambar
Sambar is a delicious and tangy South Indian lentil stew made with tamarind, vegetables, and a unique blend of spices. It is a perfect accompaniment to rice, idli, or dosa. Ingredients: Tamarind, Mixed vegetables, Onion, Salt, Dried peas, Hing, Fenugreek seeds, Coriander, Sambar cucumber, Tomato, Turmeric powder, Arhar dal, Mustard seeds, Red chilli powder, Cumin seeds, Cooking oil
40min
Cook Time
4
Servings
Recipe
210 kCal
Recipe
1
Soak 50 grams of tamarind in 1 cup of warm water for 15-20 minutes. Squeeze the tamarind to extract the pulp and strain it to remove any seeds or fibers. Set aside the tamarind water.
2
Pressure cook 200 grams of toor dal (split pigeon peas) with 3 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder, and a pinch of asafoetida for 3-4 whistles or until the dal is soft and cooked. Mash the cooked dal and set aside.
3
In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. Add 1 teaspoon mustard seeds and let them splutter. Then add 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds, 2-3 dried red chilies, and a pinch of asafoetida. Sauté for a few seconds.
4
Add 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped tomatoes, and 1 cup of mixed vegetables (such as drumsticks, carrots, and eggplant) to the pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.
5
Add the tamarind water to the pan and bring it to a boil. Add 1 tablespoon of sambar powder, salt to taste, and 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (optional). Simmer for 10-12 minutes until the vegetables are cooked and the raw smell of tamarind disappears.
6
Add the mashed dal to the pan and mix well. Adjust the consistency by adding water if needed. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes.
7
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice, idli, or dosa.
Nutrition
210
kCal
10 g
Protein
6 g
Fat
32 g
Carbs
50 g of Tamarind
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