Brinjal Sambar Recipe

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Brinjal Sambar
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

The South Indian favourite sambar recipe with the addition of brinjals.

Ingredients of Brinjal Sambar

  • 1 cup yellow lentils (arhar or toover daal)-cooked to a thin consistency
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp sambar masala
  • 3 Tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 leaves of curry leaves
  • 2-3 whole dry red peppers
  • 4-6 small whole egg plants-washed and slit into 2
  • 1 big onion-cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves to garnish

How to Make Brinjal Sambar

  • 1.1. Add the sambar masala, sugar, egg plants and onions to the cooked lentils and cook till the vegetables are tender (approximately 15 minutes).
  • 2.2. Add the tamarind pulp. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds, whole red peppers and the curry leaves.
  • 3.3. Turn around 2-3 times, and add the lentil mixture to it, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • 4.4. Garnished it with some coriander leaves and serve hot.