Lotus Root and Fenugreek Sambar

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Total Time:
50 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - Cooked toor dal
  • 1 - Onion (chopped)
  • 1 - Tomato (chopped)
  • 1 cup - Lotus root
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - Mustard seeds + urad dal
  • 1 tbsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 2 - Dry red chillies
  • A few curry leaves
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp - Lemon juice
  • Oil
  • Roast and grind:
  • 2 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 3 - Dry red chillies
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafetida powder
  • 3 tbsp - Desiccated coconut

How to Make Lotus Root and Fenugreek Sambar

  • Dry roast and then grind to a fine powder all the ingredients under the -to roast and grind- section.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, splutter the mustard seeds and urad dal. Fry the fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chillies.
  • Add the onions, tomatoes, and curry leaves, cook for a few minutes until the vegetables are done.
  • Now add the lotus roots, cook for a few minutes; add enough spice powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook everything on simmer for a few minutes.
  • Finally add the dal and enough water to the vegetables, cook everything on medium flame with the lid covered until the gravy thickens.
  • Add the lemon juice and remove from flame.
  • Serve hot with rice and papads.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipes