Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe


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Sambhar (  Desi Khana)

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Sambhar is a definite part of South Indian meals. Sometimes, they make it even more than once a day – for breakfast and later for lunch or dinner.


Brimful of the goodness of toovar dal and assorted vegetables, it is nutritious everyday fare and is so versatile that it can be taken with rice , idli , dosa , vada, upma , and just about any South Indian Snacks .

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Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings (6 serving )
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Method
  1. Wash the toovar dal thoroughly and drain.
  2. Combine the washed dal and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Blend the dal using a hand blender till it is smooth and keep aside.
  5. Combine the drumsticks and bottle gourd with 1 cup of water in a deep non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes or till the vegetables are soft. Keep aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  7. Add the tomatoes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the cooked bottle gourd and drumstick, shallots, tamarind pulp, cooked dal, , salt, sambhar masala, chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and ¾ cup of water, mix well and bring to boil and allow to cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  9. Cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Add the coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  11. Serve hot.
Accompaniments

Crispy Paper Dosa 
Double Decker Idlis Stuffed with Potato and Chutney 
Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce 
Quick Rice Dosa 
Rava Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa 
Sada Dosa 
Semolina and Vermicelli Idlis 
Spicy Tava Idlis 

Nutrient values per serving
Energy139 cal
Protein5.9 g
Carbohydrates16.5 g
Fiber3.3 g
Fat5.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A194.4 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C11.2 mg
Folic Acid26 mcg
Calcium38.4 mg
Iron1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium9.9 mg
Potassium318.1 mg
Zinc0.4 mg

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Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 12 May 17 04:21 PM


Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 09 Dec 16 07:03 PM


I am an Americsn just learning about sambar. In my culture and American English, what is drum stick and bottle gourd? Is a Chicken leg what you mean by drumstick?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rick, good to hear from you. We have a link against each ingredient in blue colour and that will lead you to a detailed glossary page. Long, thin pod, resembling a Drumstick. The fruit itself is called drumstick in India. Sometimes referred to as a bean, this long, rigid pod grows on a tree. Its hard, green outer covering is rigid enough to earn its common name of drumstick and used in curries. Let me know how the recipe came out. Also there is a link for the Video on how to make the Sambar below the recipes. Hope this helps.
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10 Dec 16 10:37 AM
Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 27 Oct 16 02:53 PM


Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 18 Oct 16 03:32 PM


Mam,the recipe was superbb,i tried it and it was yummm!
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Aarti. We are delighted that the Sambar recipe came out well for you.
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19 Oct 16 09:39 AM
Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 06 Sep 16 03:26 PM


Mam this recipe is really very tasty...I tried it n all my family members loved it too.... thanks mam
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Tarla Dalal    Well done Saniya.
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06 Sep 16 04:36 PM
Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 24 Aug 16 08:05 PM


Like dis recipe have to try dis nw but don''t have drumstick... is it ok
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sunand, Yes, you can skip the drumstick if you don''t have.. Do try this recipe and share your valuable feedback with us. Happy Cooking!
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25 Aug 16 03:56 PM
Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 05 Aug 16 01:21 PM


Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 13 Jul 16 06:00 PM


The recipe is excellent. It was the first time I tried making sambhar and the dish turned out absolutely delicious. I didn''t use any shallots though, because I didn''t have any at home.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Mel, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you loved it. Happy Cooking !!!
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14 Jul 16 08:57 AM
Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 02 Jul 16 09:12 PM


Sambhar, How To Make Sambar, South Indian Sambar Recipe
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 on 27 Jun 16 08:43 PM


I just blindly followed the step... Missed the onion as it was not mentioned in the step:-(
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Rekha, We have used shallots in this recipe and it is added in step no 8.
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28 Jun 16 08:43 AM
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