Microwave Sambar Recipe

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Microwave Sambar
How to make Microwave Sambar
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Microwave Sambar Recipe: A quintessential south Indian recipe made at home in a microwave. This sambar is packed with the healthy arhar dal with the delicious whole red chilli, tamarind pulp and sambar masala, cooked together to perfection. Pair the delicious curry of sambar with idli, vada or dosa.

Ingredients of Microwave Sambar

  • 1 Cup Arhar dal (picked and washed well)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp Sambar masala
  • 6-8 small Whole onions, peeled
  • 2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 10-15 Curry leaves
  • 2-3 Whole red chillies
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Tamarind pulp coriander

How to Make Microwave Sambar

  • 1.Soak the arhar ki dal in 2 cups of boiling water for 1/2 an hour.
  • 2.Add salt and onions and cook covered at HI for 5 minutes.
  • 3.Stir and cook again at 70% for 10 minutes. Mash the dal to a pulp or blend in a blender. Mix in the sugar and the sambhar masala.
  • 4.In another dish, mix together the mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chillies and the oil. Cook covered at HI for 3 minutes.
  • 5.Add the dal mixture to this along with 2 cups of boiling water and cook covered at 70% stirring once.
  • 6.Mix in the tamarind and cook covered at 30% for 5 minutes. Serve garnished with coriander leaves, accompanied with idlis or plain boiled rice.

Recipe Notes

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Key Ingredients: Arhar dal (picked and washed well), Salt, Sugar, Sambar masala, Whole onions, Mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Whole red chillies, Oil, Tamarind pulp coriander