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Easy Sambhar Without Tamarind Recipe

Easy Sambhar Without Tamarind is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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Sambhar is a very familiar and most popular curry of Tamil cuisine. Who wouldn't know this yummy side dish that tops the priority list of 'best accompaniment' for tasty idlis, dosa, vadas, steamed rice and much more. 

As almost everyone knows, Sambhar is a lentil based curry cooked with dal and authentic south indian spices. With so many different variations of this delicious curry available, this specific recipe guides you to make 'Easy Sambhar' without tamarind. 
Juicy, ripe tomatoes and lemon is used to compensate the natural, tangy taste of tamarind. The traditional seasoning ingredients - mustard, fenugreek, asafoetida and turmeric powder are sauteed along with onions, green chillies and the cut tomatoes. 

With this mixture, the cooked dal is added and boiled well along with besan flour to get that right consistency for Sambhar. Add few drops of lemon juice for an extra tanginess and get ready to taste the best Sambhar ever!


  • 4 - (cut finely) Onions
  • 4 - Tomatoes
  • 5 - (slit lengthwise) - Green chillies
  • 1 teacup- Cooked toor dhal
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 1 tsp: Besan flour
  • A bunch- Curry leaves and coriander for garnishing
  • 3 cups: Water
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning
  • 1 tsp - Oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp: Fenugreek (Methi seeds)
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • How to Make Easy Sambhar Without Tamarind:

    1. Pour oil in a kadai.
    2. Add the seasoning ingredients.
    3. Add the onions and green chillies, and saute for 5 minutes.
    4. Add the cut tomatoes and saute for 3 minutes. Add water and salt, and cook till onions are tender.
    5. Add cooked dhal.
    6. Boil for 8 minutes.
    7. Add besan with a little water and boil for 2 more minutes.
    8. When thickened, add coriander leaves and curry leaves.
    9. Remove from fire and add the lime juice.


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