Quick Mixed vegetable sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1.25 cup - tur dal
  • 1/4 cup or less - tamarind extract
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup - beans, chopped into 1 inch size
  • 1/2 cup - radish, chopped
  • 1/4 cup - carrot, chopped
  • 1 drumstick, chopped and boiled in salt water
  • 1/2 cup - bottle gourd/lauki (ghia, sorakaaya), chopped
  • 3 tbsp - sambar powder
  • Salt
  • 3/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 big stalk - curry leaves
  • 2 pinches - asafoetida/hing
  • 1/2 tsp each - mustard and cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - methi seeds
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • 2 tsp - sugar (optional)

How to Make Quick Mixed vegetable sambar

  • Cook dal in a pressure cooker with 1 tomato and a little bit of haldi.
  • Take a big vessel and pour oil in it and add mustard, cumin, methi seeds.
  • The flame should be low, see that the seasoning is not burnt.
  • When they splutter, add hing and curry leaves.
  • Now add all the vegetables along with haldi, salt and stir well.
  • After 5 minutes, add water and allow the vegetables to cook.
  • When it starts boiling, leave it for 10-15 minutes or till the vegetables get cooked.
  • Vegetables should not get too soft or mushy.
  • When dal is cooked, mash it well and add the vegetables mixture in it. mix well.
  • Now pour tamarind water, 1 cup of water and salt according to the taste in the cooker.
  • Mix and allow to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Mix the sambhar powder with some water and pour it into the cooker.
  • Leave for another 3-4 minutes. Check if water or powder is required, add it.
  • If the sambhar is sour then add some sugar. Remove and serve delicious sambar with hot rice, papad and pickles.