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Sep. 29, 2009

Sambmar is very common south indian dish. The drumsticks and peppercorns gives the Sambmar a divine taste. Must catch it.


Arhar dal 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , washed (Tuvar Dal)
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Brinjal 1 , cut into cubes
Potato 1 , cut into cubes
Onion 1 , cut into cubes
Drumstick 1 , cut into 1 inch pieces
Peppercorns 6
Salt To Taste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Fenugreek seeds 1 Teaspoon (Methi Seeds)
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds 1 Teaspoon
Red chilies 2 , broken
Curry leaves 4
Coriander powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Fresh cilantro sprigs 2 (Coriander)
Tomato 1 , cut into 8 pieces
Tamarind pulp 1 Tablespoon
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)


Microwave in a deep bowl dal, turmeric powder and two cups of water at medium 50% power for 40 minutes.

Let it stand for 5 minutes.

Stir in cubed vegetables, drumstick and peppercorns, and microwave covered for 15 minutes at medium 50% power.

Mix in salt.

In a skillet heat oil over the stove, add fenugreek, cummin and mustard seeds.

When they splutter, add red chillies, curry leaves and coriander powder and pour into the dal (sambhar) mixture.

Microwave at medium 50% power for 5 minutes stirring in between.

Add coriander leaves and let it stand for 3 minutes.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients, tomato, tamarind pulp and one cup water and microwave for 3 minutes.

Vadas, Uttapam, Dosas or even just boiled rice with pickle.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1016Calories from Fat 241

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 448 mg18.67%

Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.7%

Dietary Fiber 39 g156%

Sugars 22 g

Protein 52 g104%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet