South Indian Spinach Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • oil - 1.5 tbsp
  • spinach - 2 cups, chopped
  • tuvar dal - 1/2 cup
  • fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • hing - 3 pinches
  • red chilli - 1
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • curry leaves - a few
  • sambhar powder - 3 tsps
  • coriander leaves - finely chopped to garnish
  • salt to taste
  • tamarind paste - 1.5 tsp

How to Make South Indian Spinach Sambar

  • Cook the tuvar dal in a cooker and mash it well. Keep aside.
  • Chop the spinach, wash it thoroughly and cook it in boiling water with salt till the stems become soft. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, hing, red chilli, turmeric powder and curry leaves.
  • Once it splutters, add the spinach to it and fry for some time.
  • Mix the tamarind paste in one tumbler of water and add to the spinach and add some salt (if needed) along with it
  • Allow it to boil well. Add the sambhar powder and allow it to boil for some time.
  • Once the raw smell goes away, add the cooked tuvar dal and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.