Horse Gram Sambar

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - horse gram (washed and soaked for 1 day)
  • 4-5 strips - tamarind soaked for 5 minutes (paste or pulp may also be used)
  • 1/2 tbsp - sambar masala
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 stalk -curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp - chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 cup - cut and washed mixed vegetables
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 4 small fried coconut pieces

How to Make Horse Gram Sambar

  • Pressure cook horse gram till it becomes very soft (approximately 5 whistles).
  • Remove dal and grind it into a soft paste along with the fried coconut pieces.
  • Add tamarind extract or juice, add the cut vegetables, salt, sambar powder and turmeric powder to it and let it boil.
  • After the vegetables have absorbed the tamarind juice, add dhania powder and red chilli powder to the boiling vegetables and pour 1 cup of water.
  • Heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow to splutter.
  • Add the ground paste, and cook till the mixture boils.
  • If needed, add water to sambar consistency.
  • Check and adjust masalas as required.
  • Simmer for 12-15 minutes on low, till the aroma exudes.
  • Add chopped coriander before serving.
  • Serve steaming hot.