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Vegetable Sambar

  Toor dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Kohlrabi 1 (knol khol)
  Chayote 1 (chow chow)
  Potato 1 Medium
  Onion 1 Medium
  Tomatoes 2
  Carrot 1
  Radish 1 (mooli)
  Beans 20 Gram
  Chana dal 1 Tablespoon
  Urad dal 1 Teaspoon
  Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Red chillies 14 (or adjust according to taste)
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 5
  Curry leaves 4 (few)
  Cilantro 1 Teaspoon (For garnishing)
  Coconut 4 Tablespoon
  Oil 5 Tablespoon (Preferably coconut oil)
  Fenugreek seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind paste 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

1. Pressure cook dal and mash well.
2. Dice tomatoes, kohlrabi, chayote, potato,onion, tomato, carrot, radish and beans and pressure cook.
3. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds.
4. When they splutter lower the heat and add cumin seeds.
5. Now add channa dal and saute for about 10 seconds.
6. Now add urad dal and fry till light brown.
7. Add coriander seeds and saute for about 10 seconds.
8. Now add red chilli, peppercorns, 1/4 tsp asafoetida, turmeric powder, fenugreek seeds and finally coconut one by one.
9. Fry on a low flame till nice aroma comes out.
10. Allow it to cool and blend it to a nice paste by adding about half a cup of water and tamarind paste.
11. Now mix the dal, vegetables and ground paste together.
12. Add salt to taste and add just enough water to make it medium thick.
13. Bring it to a boil.
14. Now lower the flame, cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
15. Add cilantro for garnishing.
16. Heat oil in a separate pan and add remaining mustard seeds.
17. When they splutter, add curry leaves and remaining asafoetida.
18. Pour it over the gravy.
19. Serve hot with rice or idli.(If serving with idli, reduce the amount of vegetables).

Recipe Summary

South Indian
Main Dish
Holiday, Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Mixed vegetables cooked in spices

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 584 Calories from Fat 231

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g40.8%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 164.3 mg6.8%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g24.8%

Dietary Fiber 22.1 g88.6%

Sugars 12.4 g

Protein 21 g41.1%

Vitamin A 71.4% Vitamin C 258.7%

Calcium 19.6% Iron 38.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Vegetable Sambar Recipe, Mixed Vegetables Cooked In Spices