Sambar recipe
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Author sreya85 Yield No Value
Published Aug 20, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Standing Time 1 hour

Recipe of Sambar recipe

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Tur Dal 100 Grams
Sambar Masala 3 Tablespoons
Drumstick 2 Numbers
Lady's Finger 3 Numbers
Brinjal 1 Numbers
Medium Onion 1 Numbers
Medium Sized Potato 1 Numbers
Curry Leaves 10 Leaf
Coriander Leaves 1 Tablespoons
Garlic 1 Teaspoons
Dried Red Chilli 2 Numbers
Salt 1/2 Tablespoons
Tomatoes 2 Numbers
Tarmarind 1/2 Cup
Methi Seeds 1/4 Tablespoons
Vegetable Oil Or Ghee 2 Tablespoons
Asafoetidia 1 Tablespoons
Mustard Seeds 1 Teaspoons


Cook Tur Dal in two cups of water, when half cooked add pieces of drumstick, potato, brinjal, lady's finger, onion, tomato pieces, and salt. Cook till dal is very soft. Dissolve sambar masala in little water and add it to the cooked vegetables. Take the pulp of the soaked Tamarind and add, blend well and cook. In another pan heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they stop spluttering add chopped garlic, methi seeds, dried red chilli pieces, Asafoetida and curry leaves. Fry for two minutes and then add to dal vegetable mixture and boil it for 1 minute. Finally add chopped coriander leaves on the top.
Posted Aug 20, 2007

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Jan 22, 2014
Hi chef please could you tell me how much water, tamarind juice and coconut milk u need to add for this recipe please? i really want to try and make this but i always ruin everything when i don't know how much water and other stuff that is needed.

Preethy Aug 2, 2009
Please explain the ingredients of sambar powder and their proportions.i like using home made masalas.

Sandeep Menon Jul 12, 2009
Boil vegetables separately with a little turmeric powder, eg: carrots and potatoes can be together, brinjals separate. Ladysfinger shouldn't be added directly into the sambar - dry-saute them (without oil) to remove their sticky substance and also to get their edges blackened. Add tomatoes in the end, 5-6 minutes before you remove from the flame.

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