Sambhar Hotel Style


by


Added to 4 cookbooks   This recipe has been viewed 7625 times

Sambhar hotel style is a simple way of preparing South Indian lentil specialty, sambhar at home. The lentils are cooked with vegetables, spices, tamarind water and served hot, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Relish the sambhar with steamed rice.

Add your private note

Sambhar Hotel Style recipe - How to make Sambhar Hotel Style

Preparation Time: --   Cooking Time: --   Total Time:    
Show me for servings

Ingredients

1 cup toovar (arhar) dal
2 cups water for cooking
2 to 3 medium sized tomatoes
3 to 4 onions
1 to 2 carrots or any other vegetables
4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
3 tsp tamarind (imli) (approx. lemon sized ball)

For Sambar masala:
1 1/2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
3 tsp chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch)
a small piece of asafoetida (hing)
2 tbsp grated coconut
1 tbsp oil

For Seasoning;
4 to 5 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tsp urad dal (split black lentils)
few curry leaves (kadi patta) (optional)
2 cloves of garlic (lehsun) (optional)
Method
Method:

    Method:
  1. Cook dal with water in a pressure cooker on medium high heat for about 15 minutes.
  2. Cut tomatoes into large pieces.
  3. Peel and cut onions and carrots into large chunks.
  4. Heat oil for masala and add asafoetida.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients except coconut and fry until golden brown.
  6. Add coconut and fry.add 1/3 cup of water and blend to a smooth paste.
  7. Heat oil for seasoning and add all the seasoning ingredients.
  8. Add onions and vegetables as soon as the mustard seeds splatter.
  9. Add salt,chilli powder and tomatoes.
  10. Cook for 10 minutes or until onions are soft.soak tamarind in water.
  11. Squeeze and drain the juice.add enough water to make 2 quarts.
  12. Add to the vegetables and boil.
  13. Mash the cooked dal,mix with 1/2 cup of water and add to the mixture.
  14. Add the sambar masala and boil for a few more minutes.
  15. Mix water with tamcon if it is used instead of tamarind.
  16. A couple of tablespoons of sambar powder can be used instead of grinding the fresh masala.


Member Photo
This recipe was contributed by jolu on 20 Jun 2003


Know more about this member, Click Here

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name
Password

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Reviews