Udupi Sambhar

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Total Time:
20 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Tuvar dal - 2 cups
  • Tamarind - A large lemon-sized ball
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Red Chillies - 4-5
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - A pinch
  • Coconut (fresh) - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 4 sprigs
  • 4 tbsp - chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 cup - mixed vegetables (brinjal, French beans etc.) cut into pieces.
  • Jaggery - a medium-sized chunk

How to Make Udupi Sambhar

  • Cook dal in water till soft and smash it well till grains break up partly, so that a smooth paste forms.
  • Take a kadai, heat oil in it then add onions and vegetables.
  • Then add turmeric, salt, coriander leaves, 2 sprigs of curry leaves and a little water. Cook and keep aside.
  • Roast coriander, fenugreek seeds, red chillies and asafoetida. Cool it and grind it with coconut and tamarind with a little water to a smooth paste.
  • Add water to make paste into a pouring consistency to mix it in the dal.
  • Now add the dal mixture to the cooked vegetable and boil it for 2 mins.
  • Then take a small pan, heat oil in it, add mustard and curry leaves. When it splutters, add this tempering to the sambhar.
  • Check the seasoning. Serve hot with dosas.