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Gujarati style sambar

Gujarati style sambar is a popular Indian Curries
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Serves 6


2 cups - tur dal

8-10 - Curry leaves

4-5 big tbsp - whole Coriander seeds

1-1.5 tbsp - Cumin seeds

1/4 - dry Coconut

1/4 tsp - Sugar

4-5 - whole Red Chillies

5-6 - black pepper

2 - Drumsticks

150g - Bottle Gourd

2 - Onion

1 - Brinjal

1.5 tsp - Mustard Seeds and Cumin seeds

5-6 tbsp - oil

1 tbsp - Turmeric powder

2 tbsp - Tamarind pulp

1 - Tomato

Salt to taste

Fresh Coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. First boil tur dal with tomato. Chop and boil drumstick, brinjal and bottle gourd in some water. Shallow fry the following ingredients for 1 minute - coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry coconut, sugar, whole red chillies, black pepper - and powder.
  2. Take dal in a big pot, mash very well, add turmeric, coriander-cumin power, salt and mix well. Add some water if required
  3. Heat 5-6 tbsp oil in a pan, temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds. Add curry leaves, 2-3 whole red chilli and onion.
  4. Add dal, then add tur dal masala and cook until it boils.
  5. Add tamarind pulp and 1/2 tsp sugar.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves.
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