Sambar - 199 Calories in 1 cup


Sambar


Cuisine Style: South India | Cooking Time: 20 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.

How To Make Sambar - Step by Step Photos

Boil vegetables[Eggplant, drumstick, carrot, beans, potato, raddish]Boil vegetables[Eggplant, drumstick, carrot, beans, potato, raddish]

Dry roast 1 tbsp of fenugreek then cool it & grindDry roast 1 tbsp of fenugreek then cool it & grind

Fenugreek powder-After grindFenugreek powder-After grind

Dry roast cumin & coriander seeds, cool it then grind to fine powderDry roast cumin & coriander seeds, cool it then grind to fine powder

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan then roast dry red chilli, coriander, cumin seeds, coconut, bengal gram & urad dal then put it in a mixer jar or stone mortar, grind with 1/2 cup of waterHeat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan then roast dry red chilli, coriander, cumin seeds, coconut, bengal gram & urad dal then grind with 1/2 cup of water

After grindingAfter grinding

Pressure cook toor dal for 4 whistlesPressure cook toor dal for 4 whistles

Perfectly boiled vegetablesPerfectly boiled vegetables

Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, bengal gram, urad dal saute. Then add sambar onion saute till raw smell out & light brownHeat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, bengal gram, urad dal saute. Then add sambar onion saute till raw smell out & light brown

Add garlic, green chilli, dry red chilli, curry leaves sauteAdd garlic, green chilli, dry red chilli, curry leaves saute

Add fenugreek powder sauteAdd fenugreek powder saute

Add chopped tomato saute till softAdd chopped tomato saute till soft

Add boiled vegs, turmeric, red chilli powder & salt sauteAdd boiled vegs, turmeric, red chilli powder & salt saute

Add boiled toor dal mix well Add boiled toor dal mix well

Add tamarind water mix well & let it boilAdd tamarind water mix well & let it boil

Add freshly ground paste mix well & let it boilAdd freshly ground paste mix well & let it boil

Add cumin & coriander powderAdd cumin & coriander powder

Add grated jaggery-Final stagePearl Millet

Add chopped coriander leaves & cut off heatAdd chopped coriander leaves & cut off heat

Sambar is ready, serve hot with riceSambar is ready, serve hot with rice

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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