Potato Sambar

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 cup - Arhar Dal.
  • 1 - Onion, chopped lengthwise.
  • 1 - Large potato- chopped into big cubes| For masala:
  • 1 tsp - Jeera.
  • 3/4 tsp - Dhaniya seeds.
  • 1/2 tsp - Methi seeds.
  • 5 to 6 - Black peppers.
  • 1/2 tsp - Hing powder.
  • 1/2 tsp - Haldi powder.
  • 2 - medium tomatoes, chopped into cubes.
  • 1/2 tsp - Tamarind paste.

How to Make Potato Sambar

  • Heat very little oil in a pan and roast all the ingredients except tomatoes till they are golden brown. For roasting first add dhania seeds, black pepper. Then add jeera, hing and haldi.
  • Grind the roasted masala with the tomatoes to a fine paste. Season with mustard seeds, curry leaves, hing, onion, ready made sambar powder (optional).
  • Method:
  • Heat oil. Add mustard. Once it splutters, add curry leaves and hing powder. Immediately add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Add the tomato masala paste and fry till a little oil appears.
  • Then add the cooked dal, salt and 1/2 tsp - sugar. Add sambhar powder. Bring to a boil. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Sambhar is ready.