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How to make Sambhar - Southern Vegetable Stew - Easy to follow Sambar recipe
Sambar or Sambhar is a traditional delight cooked withe vegetables and Lentils in Southern part of India.
It is eaten generally with rice and gives a aromatic essence along with being tasty to eat.
Sambar has now become a essential part of south India, you will be able to finc it in each nook and corner of South India or whichever South Indian Resturant you step into.
It is served with variety of food, as side, like Dosa, Idly, Vada, Rice etc.
My Love for Sambar grew since my childhood days and I love preparing as well as eat it with delight.
Please enjoy the essence of south India with this Recipe. Enjoy !
- 1 Cup Toor Dal (Split Pigeon Peas), Boiled (Pressure Cooker boils it in 10 minutes)
- 2 Small Eggplants, medium chopped
- Some Wet Tamarind
- Four Green Chilli, Sliced
- One Large Tomato, medium chopped
- One Capsicum, medium chopped
- One Carrot, medium chopped
- Some Mustard Seeds
- 5-6 Fenugreek Seeds
- Two spoon Wheat Flour
- Two Spoon Salt
- Two Spoon Sambar Powder, Everest or MTR brand will do
- Half Spoon Red Chilli Powder, Optional, only if you like to spice it up
- A Bunch of Curry Leaves, Optional, Add it if you have it
- Pinch of Asafoetida powder, aka Hing
- 4 spoons of Oil, Vegetable or canola oil
Steps to prepare delicious Sambar
- You can also follow the steps with the caption images given below for ease of making. Place pressure cooker on stove and pour Oil, let it heat
- Put mustard seeds and as they crackle add in the Fenugreek seeds
- Put in Green chilli slices and let it fry a bit and then add in other chopped vegetables
- Once they are well fried, put in two spoons of sambar powder and half spoon chilli powder, mix well
- Then make tamaring juice by mxing the tamaring in a bowl of water, pour in the tamaring juice and mix well
- Once you see the bubbles, add in the bowl of boiled pigeon peas (toor dal)
- Mix it well and add in two bowls of water, sprinkle some hing (asafoetida)
- Take two spoons of wheat flour, add water and make a nice mixture and add it in
- Add salt to taste, mix well and close the pressure cooker
- After three whistles (takes 10 minutes), your delicious Sambar, Vegetable stew is all ready ! Enjoy it !