Sambar - 199 Calories in 1 cup


Sambar


Cuisine Style: South India | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Rice | Type: Lunch Gravy

Ingredients

  • Tamarind – 1 gooseberry size [soak tamarind in warm water for 5 min then squeeze & Extract tamarind water]
  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Tomato - 1 [chopped]
  • Carrot, potato, eggplant, drumstick, beans – 1 cup [chopped]
  • Curry Leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 1 spring [chopped]
  • Dry red chilli – 1
  • Green chilli – 1 [slit]
  • Sambar onions [shallots] - 5
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Jaggery – ½ tbsp [grated]
  • Asafetida – ¼ tsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

To be ground

  • Fenugreek – ½ tbsp [dry roast & grind to fine powder]
  • Bengal gram – 2 tbsp
  • Urad Dal – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Dry Red chilli - 1
  • Coconut - 1 tbsp [grated]
  • Heat oil in a pan roast above mentioned ingredients and grind with 4 tbsp of water & keep it aside.

Preparation

  • Parboil vegetables.
  • Wash & boil toor dal with turmeric powder for 4 whistles.
  • Heat pan with oil then add mustard seeds. Once it’s spluttered add Bengal gram, urad dal sauté then add onion sauté till soft.
  • Add asafetida, fenugreek powder, dry red chilli, green chilli and curry leaves gently saute. Then add tomato sauté till soft.
  • Add parboiled vegetables sauté then add salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder mix well & sauté for a min.
  • Then add ground paste mix well. Then add water let it boil.
  • Then add boiled toor dal and tamarind water mix well & let it boil.
  • Add grated jaggery & salt mix well. Then cut off heat. Sprinkle coriander leaves & serve hot with rice, dosa or idli.

Note

  • Sambar can be prepared without vegetables.

Tip

  • Appadam is the best side dish.

How this Sambar receipe is unique?

  • Instead of sambar powder fresh ground ingredients used.

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