Authentic Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Vegetables : Ash Gourd - 100g, cubed
  • Tomatoes - 2, cubed
  • Drumsticks - 6 to 7 pieces -chopped medium size
  • Lady's finger - 15 to 20 pieces, chopped medium size
  • Red pumpkin -50g - cubed
  • 1/2 cup - toor dal
  • 1 small marble-sized ball - Tamarind (to be soaked in warm water)
  • Vegetables such as brinjal, onion and potatoes may be added as per taste.
  • Salt to taste
  • For masala :
  • 1 tsp - Refined oil
  • 1/2 tsp - Methi seeds
  • 1.5 tsp- Red chilli powder
  • 3/4 tsp- Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - Hing powder
  • 2.5 tsp -Dhania powder
  • 3/4 cup - Grated coconut
  • For tempering :
  • 3/4 tsp - Refined oil
  • 3/4 tsp - Mustard
  • 8-10 - Curry leaves

How to Make Authentic Sambar

  • Pressure cook the toor dal along with the ash gourd and a pinch of turmeric for up to 3 whistles.
  • Cook the other vegetables in a pan until soft.
  • Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan and add the lady's finger and saute until soft.
  • Mix it with the cooked vegetables.
  • Dry roast all the masala ingredients for 2-3 mins. Grind this with water into a smooth paste.
  • Add the masala paste to the veggies.
  • Add toor dal and pumpkin pieces to the vegetables.
  • Add warm water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Add salt to taste and boil.
  • Add the tamarind juice to the sambar and boil for another 2-3 mins. Keep aside.
  • Heat 3/4 tsp oil and splutter the mustard seeds. Add curry leaves.
  • Add this to the sambar.
  • Serve hot with rice and papad.

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