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Sambar

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An easy sambhar recipe that is sure to make cooking this popular South Indian dish very simple. Sambhar is a combination of lentils and vegetables cooked with the traditional Indian condiments and spices. The sambhar is the perfect accompaniment for your dosa, idli, vada and even rice.
Ingredients
  Chana dal 2 Tablespoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Coriander seeds 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin 2 Tablespoon
  Curry leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Garam masala 2
  Ginger garlic 30 Gram
  Grated coconut 1
  Hing 1 Teaspoon (Asafoetida)
  Jaggery/Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Fenugreek seed 1 Teaspoon (Fenugreek)
  Mixed vegetables 300 Gram (For Sambhar)
  Mustard 1 Tablespoon
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Onions 1 Large
  Peppercorns 2 Tablespoon
  Red chili 6
  Rice 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Tamarind 40 Gram
  Tomatoes 200 Gram
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Yellow Variety)
Directions

sambhar masala Heat heavy pan, over medium heat, and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns and coriander seeds,red chillies ,rice channadalcan also add little urad dal,. Stir and roast for 3-4 minutes, reducing the heat if necessary to take care that the spices don\\\\\\\'t burn. . In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons oil and roast garlic ginger ,hing ,turmeric When they start to colour continue roasting Add the pan contents to the bowl and cool along with the spices. add all to a grinder and make it into a fine paste. sambhar making Heat one teaspoon of the oil in a heavy pan, over medium heat, and add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds,hing ,red chillies (chef did not add but please do) cumin seeds, . . Add the shallots or big cut onions ,turmeric powders, stir add curry leaves ,chopped gr chillies and mix vegetables add tomatoes tamrind juice and add water and cook till the vegetables are half done add sambhar masala -add half the qty and save the rest to use next time in fridge when the vegetables are 3/4 cooked add mashed dal and cook for 30 min in slow flame nice fragrance of sambhar will spread all of your house add seasonings ,sugar and finish of with coriander leaves eanjoy with rice idli ,dosa

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Breakfast
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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5 Comments

scout's picture
That was a fantastic act Sanjay, loved it. We had such a laugh in the end when you threw the spoon out and dug in with delight! That was so cool! Thanks for the recipe!:))
Shanthi.baby's picture
Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe....Much appreciated...
sirime's picture
Awesome!
seema.saraf's picture
hey man..jus love your show... It really inspires us to cook. Thanks for sharing such recepies...really helpful:)
padbidri's picture
hey sanjay, I made dal makhni,coconut rice and medu vadas,turned ot excellent.My kids are very happy that i try new recipes everyday.myself i love to cook.thanks a lot.Keep up the good work os showing us varities of food .bye.