Sambhar Recipe


Sambhar Recipe

So nutritious, tasty and the most essential South Indian delicacy without which imagining South Indian food is next to impossible – Sambhar – Here’s my version of Sambhar (it may be slightly different than yours)

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How to make Sambhar ?


My Secrets

  • Tuver or Arhar daal – boiled in pressure cooker for 3 whistles, and churned with a spatula.
  • 2 tbs oil.
  • Rai ke daane (mustard seeds).
  • Jeera (cumin seeds).
  • Methi ke daane (Feugreek seeds)
  • Asafoetida.
  • Turmeric powder.
  • Red chilli powder.
  • Sambhar masala.
  • Chopped vegetables – pumpkin, brinjal, drum stick, padwal etc.
  • A dry red chili.
  • Some Curry Leaves (Kadi patta).
  • Imli ka paani (Tamarind water). 


How to make?

  • Heat up a pan
  • Keep Tuver daal (Arhar Daal) ready- boiled in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles and churn it with a spatula; no need for a beater; leave it half crushed.
  • Take 2 tbs oil in the pan.
  • Add some mustard seeds (rai ke daane)
  • Add some jeera (cumin seeds)
    Add fenugreek seeds (methi ke daane)
  • Wait till you hear crackling sound.
  • I am going to add various vegetables; you can add any vegetables you like.
  • I have used drum stick, pumpkin, brinjal, padwal (snake gourd) etc.
  • Now add a pinch of asafoetida.
  • Add a dry red chilli & few fresh curry leaves (kadi patta).
  • Add couple of  chopped Madran.
  • Onions (chalet)
  • Now add drum sticks, pumpkin, brinjal and padwal.
  • Now add some turmeric powder, 1.5 tsp red chilli powder & 2 tsp ready made Sambhar masala.
  • Mix everything well
  • Add Salt.
  • Add some water, cover the pan and let it cook for 5-10 minutes till half cooked.
  • Now add 2 tsp tamarind water (imli ka paani) – tamarind water is made by mixing water with tamarind (imli) pulp.
  • I like adding a little jaggery to balance the sourness of tamarind (optional)
  • Now it’s time to add the arhar( tuver) daal.
  • Add water if Sambhar is too thick.
  • Cover the lead and let it cook till you get a boil for 10 minutes at least.
  • Sambhar is ready.
  • Enjoy with Dosa, Idli, Uttapam or even with rice. 

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