how to make sambar recipe

Easy cook sambar recipe.

How to make easy vegetable sambar recipe. Sambar is a South Indian lentil and vegetable stew. If you are looking to master this easy sambar, this recipe should be bookmarked and tucked with your life. Vegetable sambar can be served with many dishes like South Indian vadas, Idli, dosa, rice etc..

Sambar is a staple part of most South Indian meals. Every family has their own personal recipe in making this fantastic dish.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

For base:

  • 1/2 cup toor dal / pigeon pea
  • 3 cups water ( for the right consistency add water in the end if needed)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Vegetables used for sambar:

  • 6 nos ladies finger
  • 2 nos brinjal
  • 8 nos ivy gourd
  • 1 potato
  • 8 nos Indian shallots
  • carrot – 1
  • red onion – 1
  • 1 small piece snake gourd
  • small piece Indian pumpkin -1
  • 1 small piece drumstick

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons sambar powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek powder
  • 6 teaspoon tamarind juice
  • small piece jaggery
  • 3 pinch asafoetida

Oil for cooking:

  • 6 tsp vegetable oil to shallow fry brinjal
  • coconut oil 6 tsp to  saute garlic and ginger
  • 6 tsp coconut oil for tempering.

Instructions for cooking:

  1. Boil the water and cook toor dal/ pigeon pea with turmeric and salt
  2. Add cubed pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, and onions into the cooked lentil mix.
  3. Add a pinch of asafoetida.
  4. In a separate pan shallow fry brinjals and keep aside (this allows brinjals not masing out in sambar)
  5. In another pan saute shallots, garlic, sambar powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and a pinch of asafoetida.
  6. add the cooked masala into veg and lentil mix.
  7. Add rest of the vegetables into the mix, including the grilled brinjals.
  8. Put the tamarind juice and jaggery.
  9. cook the vegetables to full.

For tempering:

  1. Heat coconut oil in a separate pan.
  2. Add mustard seeds followed by dry red chillies and fenugreek seeds.
  3. Add tmpering to the sambar mix.
  4. Your sambar is ready to serve.
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How to make an easy Sambar recipe.

Sambar is a south Indian lentil and vegetable stew. If you are looking to master this art this is the one for you. Vegetable sambar can be served with many South Indian dishes like vada, idli, dosa, rice etc..
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword sambar recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal
Author Sumith Babu
Cost £5

Ingredients

For sambar base

  • 1/2 cup Toor dal / pigeon pea
  • 3 Cups Water (For the right consistency add water in the end of cooking)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • salt to taste

Vegetables for sambar

  • 6 nos Ladies finger (please watch the attached video for the cuts of vegetables)
  • 2 nos Brinjal
  • 8 nos Ivy gourd
  • 1 nos Potato
  • 8 nos Indian shallots
  • 1 nos Carrot
  • 1 nos Red onion
  • 1 small piece Snake gourd
  • 1 small piece Indian Pumpkin
  • 1 small piece Drumsticks

Ingredients for making sambar

  • 2 teaspoon Sambar powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek powder
  • 6 teaspoon tamarind juice
  • small piece Jaggery
  • 3 pinch Asafoetida

Oil for cooking

  • 6 teaspoon Vegetable oil to shallow fry brinjal
  • 6 teaspoon coconut oil to saute garlic and shallots
  • 6 teaspoon coconut oil for tempering.

Instructions

  • Instructions for cooking Sambar.
  • Boil the water and cook toor dal/ pigeon pea with turmeric and salt.
  • Add cubed pumpkin, carrots, potato and onions into the cooked lentil mix.
  • Add a pinch of asafoetida to the mix.
  • In a separate pan shallow fry brinjals and keep aside (this allows brinjals not mashing out in sambar)
  • In another pan saute shallots, garlic, sambar powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Add the cooked masala into veg and lentil mix
  • Add rest of the vegetables into the mix, including the grilled brinjals.
  • Add tamarind juice and jaggery and cook the vegetables to full.

For tempering.

  • Heat coconut oil in a separate pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, followed by dry red chillies and fenugreek seeds.
  • Add tempering to the sambar mix.
  • Sambar is ready to serve.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 1296mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 28986IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Vitamin E: 4mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg

How to make South Indian Sambar recipe.

Everyone has a favourite recipe that has been passed down through the years for the family.  Hope you all enjoy this easy to cook recipe.

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