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Horse Gram Sambar Recipe

Horse Gram Sambar is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Family Friendly Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 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:

    1. Pressure cook horse gram till it becomes very soft (approximately 5 whistles).
    2. Remove dal and grind it into a soft paste along with the fried coconut pieces.
    3. Add tamarind extract or juice, add the cut vegetables, salt, sambar powder and turmeric powder to it and let it boil.
    4. 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.
    5. Heat oil, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and allow to splutter.
    6. Add the ground paste, and cook till the mixture boils.
    7. If needed, add water to sambar consistency.
    8. Check and adjust masalas as required.
    9. Simmer for 12-15 minutes on low, till the aroma exudes.
    10. Add chopped coriander before serving.
    11. Serve steaming hot.


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