Author Vahchef Servings 0 persons
Published October 21, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Is Veg Preparation Time mins
Main Ingredient Dall Standing Time mins

"Lentil based south Indian dish, slightly tangy to taste combined with a mix of vegetables, spices, and freshly ground sambar powder that gives a thumping aroma all over the house."

Recipe of sambhar

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
peppercorns  2 Tablespoons
redchilli  6 Piece
salt  1 To Taste
rice  1 Tablespoons
hing-asafotida  1 Teaspoons
grated coconut  1 Numbers
ginger-garlic  30 Grams
yellow dal -toordal  1 Cup
turmeric  1 Teaspoons
tomatoes  200 Grams
tamrind  40 Grams
channadal  2 Tablespoons
coriander leaves  1 Bunch
coriander seeds  2 Tablespoons
cumin  2 Tablespoons
curry leaves  1 Bunch
garam masala  2 Piece
oil  4 Tablespoons
onions  1 Large
mustard  1 Tablespoons
mix sambhar vegetables  300 Grams
methi seeds-fenugreek  1 Teaspoons
jaggery or sugar  1 Tablespoons

  1. Sambhar masala - Heat heavy pan over medium heat, and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and coriander seeds, red chillies, rice channadal can also add little urad dal. Stir and roast for 3-4 minutes, reducing the heat if necessary to take care that the spices dont burn.
  2. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons oil and roast garlic, ginger, hing, turmeric. When they start to color continue roasting. Add the pan contents to the bowl and cool along with the spices. Add all to a grinder and make it into a fine paste.
  3. Sambhar making -Heat one teaspoon of the oil in a heavy pan, over medium heat, and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, hing, red chillies (chef did not add but please do) cumin seeds.Add the shallots or big cut onions, turmeric powder, stir add curry leaves, chopped gr chillies and mix vegetables. Add tomatoes, tamarind juice and add water and cook till the vegetables are half done add sambhar masala - add half the qty and save the rest to use next time in fridge.
  4. When the vegetables are 3/4 cooked add mashed dal and cook for 30 min in slow flame. Nice fragrance of sambhar will spread all of your house add seasonings, sugar and finish of with coriander leaves enjoy with rice, idli,dosa.
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