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Sambhar - Lentil And Vegetable Soup

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Bhavna brings very tasty and super easy to make Sambhar that can be served with Dosa, Idli, vada, rice and many other dishes.
Ingredients
  Tur dal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), boiled
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Whole dry red chilies 2 Medium
  Cumin seeds 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch
  Curry leaves 3 Medium, torn
  Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1 Pinch
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Onions 1⁄2 Medium, chopped finely
  Potato 1⁄2 , cubed
  Carrots 1⁄4 , diced
  Green peas 20 Gram
  Corn 30 Gram
  Tomatoes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Drum sticks 1 Medium, cut into 2-inch pieces, boiled
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon (Sambhar garam masala used)
  Tamarind paste 3⁄4 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Green chili paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (As required) (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Fresh cilantro 1 Tablespoon, chopped (For garnishing)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In the pressure cooker, boil the tur dal and set aside.

MAKING
2. Take a pot with a couple of tablespoons of oil, heating at medium. Add the mustard seeds and whole dry red chilies. When they begin to crackle add the cumin seeds.
3. Add a pinch of hing, ginger, curry leaf, and garlic paste and turmeric powder. Add finely chopped onions and stir.
4. Add the potatoes, carrots, green peas and corn. Stir and let it cook. Once the vegetables are tender, add the tomatoes and the boiled drumsticks. Stir well.
5. Add the sambhar garam masala and tamarind paste. Mix all the ingredients well.
6. Add the well cooked and mashed tur dal into the pot with the simmering vegetables. Also add the water in which the dal was boiled.
7. Add brown sugar, green chili paste and salt to taste. Add water, mix well and let the sambhar simmer for a few minutes. Season with salt.
8. Lastly sprinkle some freshly chopped cilantro and turn off the heat.

SERVING
9. Serve the sambhar hot with rice or dosa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
6
If you're planning to make sambhar, then you must try this recipe. Chef Bhavna shows how to make the delicious sambhar. This is a very famous South Indian dish. Sambhar is served with hot idlis and dosa. Do try out this recipe and don't forget to watch the video.

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