Authentic Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Authentic Sambar

  • Pressure cook the toor dal along with the ash gourd and a pinch of turmeric for up to 3 whistles.
  • Cook the other vegetables in a pan until soft.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the lady's finger and saute until soft.
  • Mix it with the cooked vegetables.
  • Dry roast all the masala ingredients for 2-3 mins. Grind this with water into a smooth paste.
  • Add the masala paste to the veggies.
  • Add toor dal and pumpkin pieces to the vegetables.
  • Add warm water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Add salt to taste and boil.
  • Add the tamarind juice to the sambar and boil for another 2-3 mins. Keep aside.
  • Heat 3/4 tsp oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add curry leaves.
  • Add this to the sambar.
  • Serve hot with rice and papad.