Sambhar ( Idlis and Dosas)


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Sambhar and chutney are inseparable from idli and dosa! sambhar is made almost every day in south indian households, and relished with savoury snacks as well as rice. It also balances a meal by bringing in a lot of pulses and veggies.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 to 6 servings
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  1. For the sambhar masala
  2. Heat the oil and roast all the ingredients for the sambhar masala in it.
  3. Grind to a fine paste in a blender using a little water. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Wash and pressure cook the dal, tomato, onion, brinjals, drumstick and potato with 2 cups of water.
  2. Then add the tamarind pulp, sambhar masala, salt and 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  3. Prepare the tempering by heating the oil and frying the mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida until the mustard seeds crackle. Add this to the sambhar and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot.

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