Sambar Recipe

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How To Make Sambar
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Sambar Recipe: Savour the taste of the most favourite and quintessential South Indian curry. A simple yet impressive sambar recipe made using yellow lentils, sambar masala, mustard seeds, curry leaves and some vegetables.

Ingredients of Sambar

  • 1 Cup yellow lentils (arhar or toover daal)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp sambar masala
  • 3 tbsp thickish tamarind pulp or 1 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 Curry leaves
  • 2-3 Whole dry red peppers
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables, cut into approx.1
  • 1 onion (cut into quarters), large
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (to garnish)., chopped

How to Make Sambar

  • 1.Cook daal with salt, till absolutely tender, no grains remain.
  • 2.Add sambar masala, sugar and vegetables, including the onions, and cook till the vegetables are tender, and add tamarind. Heat oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds.
  • 3.When they splutter, add the whole red peppers and the curry leaves. Turn around 2-3 times, then add the daal mixture.
  • 4.Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 5 minutes, Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.
Key Ingredients: yellow lentils (arhar or toover daal), salt, sugar, sambar masala, thickish tamarind pulp or 1 tsp tamarind concentrate, mustard seeds, Curry leaves, Whole dry red peppers, mixed vegetables, cut into approx.1, onion (cut into quarters), oil, coriander leaves (to garnish).