Sambar Rice Video

Sambar Rice Video

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A traditional one-dish meal from the kitchens of Tamil Nadu, the Sambar Rice is enjoyed so much by them that it is made on special occasions as well as lazy weekends!


Recipe Description for Sambar Rice, Sambar Sadam

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Makes 3 servings
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For the paste

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  2. Cool and blend in a mixer along with ½ cup of water till smooth. Keep aside.

How to proceed to make sambar rice

  1. To make {span class="bold1"}sambar rice{/span}, combine the toovar dal, and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Mix the dal well using a spoon. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  5. Add the carrot, pumpkin, onions, drumstick, tomatoes and a little salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the turmeric powder, tamarind pulp and 2 cups of water, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 12 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the cooked dal, prepared paste, rice, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 8 minutes ,while stirring occasionally.
  8. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well.
  9. Serve the {span class="bold1"}sambar rice{/span} hot with ghee and papad.

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