Amaranthus Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Toor dal - 1 cup
  • Tamarind - size of a lime
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Onion - 1 cup, chopped
  • Finely chopped amaranth - 2 cups
  • Sambar powder - 3 tbsp

How to Make Amaranthus Sambar

  • Cook dal with enough water till soft.
  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water and extract the juice.
  • Heat oil in a dekchi and add mustard.
  • When it splutters, add curry leaves and onion.
  • Fry till onion is light brown.
  • Add the chopped greens and 1 tsp salt. Sprinkle a little water.
  • Cover and cook till the greens are soft.
  • Add the tamarind juice and simmer without covering for 5 minutes.
  • Mix sambar powder with 1/2 a cup of water and add to the greens.
  • Mash the cooked dal lightly and add.
  • If the sambar is very thick, add some water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.