Flavoursome Sambhar

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Split red gram - 1 Cup
  • Tomatoes - 4
  • Onions - 2 medium
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 1 tsp, crushed
  • Coconut powder - 4 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - a fist full
  • Curry leaves - 10 to 15
  • Okra - 4
  • Brinjal - 3
  • Green chilli - 4
  • Oil - 50 g
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 2 pinches
  • Salt - to taste
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric - 3/4 tsp
  • Tamarind paste - 3 tsp
  • Dry red chilli - 2
  • For sambar powder:
  • Coriander seeds - 3 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1.5 tsp
  • Split red gram - 3/4 tsp

How to Make Flavoursome Sambhar

  • Mix all ingredients for sambar powder in a small skillet.
  • Fry, until they turn brown or they split.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool.
  • When cooled, make into a fine powder and keep aside.
  • Cut tomatoes, okras, brinjals and onions into large pieces, slightly larger than bite sized pieces. Keep aside.
  • Pressure-cook the split red gram with enough water, to become very soft.
  • In a large pot, heat oil. Add mustard and cumin seeds.
  • When they start to split, add green chillies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Immediately add 5 cups of water, the vegetable pieces, tamarind paste, turmeric, salt and red chilli powder.
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat.
  • Cook for 10 more minutes or until the vegetable pieces are soft.
  • Now add the cooked red gram, stir well and cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Now add sambar powder, ginger-garlic paste, coconut powder, coriander leaves, one tsp sugar, and stir well.
  • Cook for 10 more minutes, on low flame and cover.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Serve hot with idly, dosa and plain white rice.

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