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South Indian Sambhar

Mar 02, 2013







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    2 cups pre-boiled toor dal
    50g yellow pumpkin
    1 drumstick
    50g bottle gourd
    3-4 ladyfingers
    2 tbsp tamarind paste
    Green chillies and ginger, finely chopped
    1 tomato
    1 onion
    ¼ tsp asafoetida/ hing
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    1 tsp sambar powder
    Salt to taste
    Curry leaves and dry red chillies


  • Heat oil in a deep frying pot
  • Lightly fry the pumpkin, bottle gourd, onion and ladyfingers on a high flame
  • Tip – keep in mind that they all have different cooking times
  • Tip – You can boil the vegetables with the toor dal if you want to avoid frying
  • Heat around 1-1 1/2 tsp oil in a pot
  • Add ¼ tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Mix
  • Add  the green chillies and ginger
  • The curry leaves and red chilli
  • Tip – Remember to use dried chillies for a great flavor
  • Tip – if you haven’t added turmeric/ haldi powder in the boiled dal, you can add it here
  • Add the tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the fried vegetables
  • Add the boiled toor dal
  • Add some water to help the sambar cook depending on the consistency you want
  • Cook for 10 mins
  • Add 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sambar powder
  • And 2 tbsp tamarind paste
  • Cook on a slow flame for 2 mins
  • Your sambar is ready to serve

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