Instant Sambhar for Instant Idli, Dosa and more

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Aug. 12, 2015

Too busy to cook? Instant Everything! Now, eliminate the time of cooking Dal which sometimes do not get cooked properly, if it is old and prepare this quick and easy Sambhar to go with many south Indian delicacies such as Dosa, Idli, Vada, Rice and more! Just be sure to keep stirring until Sambhar is done, that's the only thing you have to remember for this recipe.


Chickpea flour 1 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Dry whole red chilies 2
Mustard 1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin seed 1/4 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry leave sprig 1
Chopped onion 1 Tablespoon
Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
Chopped carrot 1 Tablespoon
Finely chopped tomatoes 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Red chili powder 1/4 Teaspoon (to taste)
Sambhar masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1/4 Teaspoon



In a small bowl, add in the besan and a little water to make lump – free paste. Pour the paste into the remaining water and stir well; set aside.

In a saucepan, heat oil and temper with dry whole red chilies, mustard, cumin seed, turmeric powder and curry leave sprig. Stir for a few seconds.

Add in the onion and cook for a few seconds.

Season with ginger paste and add in the carrot and tomatoes. Cover with lid and cook for a few minutes.

Season with salt, red chili powder, sambhar masala, coriander powder and cumin powder. Stir for a few seconds.

Pour the besan mixture and while stirring cook until done.



Garnish with coriander leaves and serve. 

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4