Kozhambu (Sambhar)

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - toor dal
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp - coriander
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp - rice
  • 1 cup - coconut (grated)
  • 7-8 - red chillies
  • curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup - mixed vegetables (potatoes, lady's finger, tomatoes, drum sticks, brinjal, etc.)

How to Make Kozhambu (Sambhar)

  • Grind all the ingredients, except the toor dal, turmeric, salt and curry leaves, with a little water and prepare a paste (not coarse but not too fine either).
  • Cut the vegetables into small pieces and cook with the toor dal and turmeric.
  • Add the paste and salt to taste, mix well and let it boil.
  • Add curry leaves while boiling.
  • Serve with rice or as a side dish with roti.