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Dal sambhar Recipe

Dal sambhar is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 3 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 cup - red gram (tur dal)
  • 1 Tomato
  • Tamarind, a small Lemon sized ball
  • Asafetida, a piece
  • Turmeric powder, a pinch
  • 2 sprigs Coriander leaves
  • 5 Curry leaves
  • 1 Green chilli
  • Oil, as required
  • Salt, as required
  • 1 tsp - sambar powder
  • How to Make Dal sambhar:

    1. Wash the dal well. Drain.
    2. Add 2 cups of water to dal and allow it to boil for 6-10 minutes until dal is soft.
    3. Whisk it with a spoon until smooth.
    4. Soak tamarind in water for 8-10 minutes and extract the tamarind juice.
    5. In a separate pan, boil tomatoes or any other vegetable of your choice.
    6. Add the tamarind juice and ground roasted spices (sambhar powder).
    7. After 4-5 minutes, add dal to this mixture.
    8. Add curry leaves, fresh coriander leaves and salt to taste.
    9. If the mixture is too thin, add a tsp of rice flour paste to thicken the consistency.
    10. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
    11. Transfer to a warm serving dish.
    12. Heat the oil in a fry pan.
    13. Fry mustard seeds and when it splutters, add asafoetida for half a minute and then pour it over the sambhar.
    14. Serve hot with steamed rice.


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