Sambar Recipe

 
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Sambar
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Savour the taste of the most favourite South Indian curry. A simple yet impressive sambar recipe made using yellow lentils, sambar masala, mustard seeds and curry leaves.

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 leaves of curry leaves
  • 2-3 whole dry red peppers
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables, cut into approx.1
  • 1 big onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves to garnish.

How to Make Sambar

  • 1.1. Cook daal with salt, till absolutely tender, no grains remain.
  • 2.2. 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.
  • 3.3. When they splutter, add the whole red peppers and the curry leaves. Turn around 2-3 times, then add the daal mixture.
  • 4.4. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 5 minutes, Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.

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