Sambar without vegetables - South Indian Style [Simple, Easy to make]


Sambar without vegetables


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu | Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes | To Serve: 8 | Type : Sambar, Kuzhambu, Side dish, Dals, Curry | Take with : Rice, dosa, Idly

Main ingredients

  • Moong dal [mung bean, yellow moong dal]– ½ cup
  • Masoor dal [split red lentil] – ½ cup
  • Tomato – 1 [finely chopped]
  • Sambar onion – 7 [chopped]
  • Dry red chilli – 1
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek powder – 1 tbsp [dry roast & grind]
  • Cumin powder – ½ tbsp
  • Coriander powder – ½ tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Jaggery – ½ tbsp [grated]
  • Coriander leaves – 1 spring
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for roasting and grinding

  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • *Dry roast all ingredients then grind well with 3 tbsp of water

Method

  • Wash and cook masoor and moong dal in a cooker for 3 whistle.
  • Heat pan with oil add mustard seed. Once it’s crackled add cumin seeds and onion sauté till golden brown.
  • Add freshly ground fenugreek powder and asafoetida & mix well.
  • Add dry red chilli; curry leaves and tomatoes sauté well. Then add ground paste and add water mix well.
  • Add boiled dals mix well then add coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder mix well.
  • Once sambar comes to boil add salt and grated jaggery mix well then cut off heat. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice, chapatti, idli and dosa.

How to make sambar without vegetables - Step by step pictures [Simple, Easy]

Moong dal and masoor dalMoong dal and masoor dal

Mixed dals, Turmeric powder and water. 3 whistles in pressure cookerMixed dals, Turmeric powder and water. 3 whistles in pressure cooker

Boiled dalsBoiled dals

Dry roasted ingredients for sambarDry roasted ingredients for sambar

Seasoning with mustard & cumin seedsSeasoning with mustard & cumin seeds

Saute sambar onionSaute sambar onion

Add fenugreek powderAdd fenugreek powder

Add asafoetidaAdd asafoetida

Add dry red chilliAdd dry red chilli

Add curry leavesAdd curry leaves

Add tomatoAdd tomato

Add ground sambar pasteAdd ground sambar paste

Add Water & mix wellAdd Water

Add boiled masoor dal and moong dalAdd boiled masoor dal and moong dal

Add spice powder[Red chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder]Add spice powder[Red chilli, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder]

Add jaggery and saltAdd jaggery and salt

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hotGarnish with coriander leaves and serve hot


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