Quick and Plain Sambhar

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Total Time:
20 Minutes
Serves:4
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - Tur dal
  • 2 cups - Mixed vegetables
  • 1 - Tomato (chopped)
  • 1/2 - Onion (chopped)
  • Some Tamarind (soaked in warm water for 15 min)
  • Fresh coriander - 2 or 3 stems (chopped finely)
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tbsp
  • Sambhar masala - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Jeera (cumin) - 1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Whole red chilly - 2 (optional)
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • 4 cups - Water

How to Make Quick and Plain Sambhar

  • In a pressure cooker, heat a oil and add jeera, mustard seeds, coriander seeds and the red chilly.
  • Once they start crackling, add the freshly cut mixed vegetables and saute them for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tur dal, turmeric powder, tomato, onion and salt and 4 cups of water.
  • Close the pressure cooker and let it give 2 whistles on medium heat.
  • Open the cooker after the steam evaporates and add the sambar masala and the tamarind water (squeeze all the juice from the tamarind).
  • Stir and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves and serve with dosa, idli or vadas.