Spicy Sambar

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 5
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Tamarind - lime size ball, soaked in 3 cups of water
  • Dhania - 2 tsp
  • Chana Dal - 2 tsp
  • Red chillies - 6 to 8
  • Coconut - 1/4 coconut
  • Onion - 1 chopped
  • For vegetables in Sambar:
  • 1 cup - little onions or drumsticks or potatoes or brinjal
  • Tur dal - 3/4 cup, boiled in pressure cooker
  • Curry leaves- 6 to 7, chopped
  • Mustard - 1 tsp for garnishing

How to Make Spicy Sambar

  • Fry dhania, chana dal, red chillies in 1 tsp of cooking oil. Let it cool.
  • Add coconut and the onion to the above. Grind it to a paste in the mixie. (do not fry the onion and coconut)
  • Boil the vegetables (desired vegetables) in tamarind water and salt (2 tsp).
  • Add the boiled tur dal to the tamarind water.
  • Add the ground paste to the tamarind water.
  • Cook for 10 mins and then add curry leaves for flavour.
  • Let mustard sputter in 1 tsp oil. Add to sambar.
  • Can be served hot with idlis, dosas, rice.

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