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One pot beetroot sambar By Gunaselvi

Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa, Rice, Chapathi | Type : Sambar, Gravy, kulambu, curry, masala.

How to make One pot beetroot sambar video


  • Beetroot – 1 cup [cut into circles]
  • Toor dal – ¼ cup
  • Tamarind water – 1/4 cup [soak 1 inch size tamarind in warm water, squeeze &extract water]
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Onion [Shallots] - 7
  • Green chilli – 1 [slit]
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Sambar powder - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed


  • Wash toor dal.
  • Heat pressure cooker add oil, mustard, chana dal, & urad dal fry for a min.
  • Add fenugreek powder saute for a min
  • Add curry leaves, asafoetida, green chilli, onion, saute well
  • Add garlic, turmeric, red chilli powder, tomato, beetroot, mix well
  • Add toor dal, saute for a min
  • Add water, cover lid & cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Then add tamarind water, cook for 5 min
  • Add coriander leaves, cut off heat
  • Then serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.

How to make One pot beetroot sambar-Step by step photos

Heat pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp oilHeat pressure cooker, add 2 tbsp oil

Add chana dal, urad dalAdd chana dal, urad dal

Add curry leaves, asafoetidaAdd curry leaves, asafoetida

Add garlic, green chilli & onionAdd garlic, green chilli & onion

Add fenugreek powderAdd fenugreek powder

Add tomatoAdd tomato

Add beetrootAdd beetroot

Add turmeric powderAdd turmeric powder

Add red chilli powderAdd red chilli powder

Add sambar powderAdd sambar powder

Saute for 2 minSaute for 2 min

Add Toor dalAdd Toor dal

Add saltAdd salt

Add water Toor dal

Boil for 2 minBoil for 2 min

Cover lidCover lid

Cook for 4 whistlesCook for 4 whistles

Remove steam, mash wellToor dal

Add tamarind waterAdd tamarind water

Add coriander leaves, cut off heatAdd coriander leaves, cut off heat

Perfect beetroot sambar readyPerfect beetroot sambar ready

Serve hot with rice, idli, dosaServe hot with rice, idli, dosa

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