Restaurant Style Sambar

Restaurant Style Sambar

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Do u always fail to make a sambar that tastes as delicious as restaurant style sambar? Then here is a wonderful recipe that will be really helpful to u. Lets start cooking :)

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Restaurant Style Sambar recipe - How to make Restaurant Style Sambar

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 8 to 10 bowl
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  1. Take toor dal and wash it 2-3 times well
  2. Add some salt and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, enough water and pressure cook it for 4-5 whistle or until its done. .

For the sambar masala

    For the sambar masala
  1. In a pan, take chana dal, urad dal, fenugreek seeds, mustard and cumin seeds, a piece of cinamon, 1-2 whole red chillies and dry roast it on medium flame until the dal turns golden color.
  2. In a blender, mix all these n grind into a very fine powder.
  3. Take this powder in a bowl, add pinch of asafoetida and 1 teaspoon of garam masala, mix well and keep aside.

For the Red paste:

    For the Red paste:
  1. Take 2 medium sized tomatoes, one clove garlic, roughly chop them n grind it well into a blender
  2. Take a tablespoon of oil in a pan, when it heats, add this tomato pulp into it and cook it well until it thickens(takes about 5 min)
  3. Add 2 teaspoon kashmiri chilli powder, mix well and simmer for more 2 min, add little water if required.
  4. Add 1-2 tbsp tamarind pulp, add the prepared masala in this paste, mix well, add little water and simmer for 2 minutes.
  5. Keep this red paste aside
  6. Our dal is ready, we wont discard the water, if it is excessive then only remove some.
  7. Blend the dal well with a hand blender.
  8. Add chopped onions and cook it in a big vessel for about 5 min on medium flame, stir occasionally.
  9. Add our red paste into this, mix well so that no lumps are formed.
  10. Simmer this for 10-15 mins, mixing occasionally.
  11. In a seperate pan, take 2 tablespoon oil, wen it heats, add 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds, wen it crakcles, add pinch of asafoetida and 6-8 curry leaves and add this tempering to our sambar. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  12. Simmer for more 5 min, taste it, add required amount of salt, a handful of coriander, mix well and turn off the flame!
  13. Our delicious and red colored restaurant style sambar is readyyy!

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This recipe was contributed by Swapnil Thakkar on 30 Dec 2014

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