Sambar is a thick lentil based, thick soup like dish made with the addition of vegetables and spice mix, usually served with steamed rice. It is commonly made in every household in South India, though the spice mix varies.
Sambar is thicker than rasam and usually, some kind of vegetables or green leaves are added to it. It is also served with idly and wada. Onion may or may not be added to it. This is a vegan food.
Here is one kind of sambar that you can make on a regular basis.
The ingredients that you need are:
- 1 cup tur dal
- 1.5 cup beans,carrot and potato
- 1 onion cut into small pieces
- 1 tomato finely cut
- 2 tsp of sambar powder
- 1 tsp of chilly powder
- a lemon size ball of tamarind
- salt to taste
- 2 tbsp of ghee and oil mixed together for seasoning
- 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
- a few curry leaves
- coriander for garnishing
- Wash the tur dal and cook it in the pressure cooker with the veggies. Keep aside.
- Soak tamarind in water for fifteen minutes.
- Take oil in a kadai and make the seasoning. Add cumin seeds,curry leaves and onions. Saute till light pink in colour.
- Add tomatoes and allow to cook till tender.
- Extract the pulp from the tamarind. Strain it and measure a small glass of it. Pour it into the kadai.
- Add sambar powder, chilli powder and salt.
- Allow to boil for sometime.
- Now add the cooked vegetables in dal .
- Add sufficient quantity of water.
- Allow to boil on slow flame,Garnish with fresh finely cut coriander leaves.
Take a tip:
- Sambar powder is easily available in market.
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