Masala Sambhar | How to make Masala Sambhar

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Created on 22nd Sep 2015
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  • By Ananya Mohanty
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About Masala Sambhar

An essential part of the idli - Dosa - Chutney breakfast or lunch.

The delicious and mouthwatering Masala Sambhar is a famous dish of South Indian and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Masala Sambhar is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Masala Sambhar. Ananya Mohanty shared this Masala Sambhar recipe which is perfect to serve for 6 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Masala Sambhar. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Masala Sambhar recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time35mins
  • Serves6People

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  • Sambhar Powder

Masala Sambhar

Ingredients to make Masala Sambhar

  • Arahar Dal - 1 Cup
  • Fresh Coriander chopped - 2 Tbsp
  • Bottle gourd diced - 1 cup
  • Tomatoes chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Onions small - 4
  • Drumsticks cut - 2 or 3
  • Curry leaves - 8 or 10
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind water - 1/3 to 1/2 cup
  • Sambhar masala - 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - 2 pinches
  • Chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to fry
  • Garnish : Whole red chillies - 2 or 3
  • Fresh Coriander chopped - 1 Tbsp
  • Desi ghee/Oil - 1 tbsp

How to make Masala Sambhar

  1. Wash and soak the Arahar dal for 15 minutes, add it in a pressure cooker with 2 cups water. Wait for 3 whistles.
  2. Simultaneously broil the drumsticks and bottle gourd with 1 cup of water till the vegetables soften.
  3. Put a deep dish pan on high flame, add some oil and lower the flame on medium.
  4. Add in the curry leaves, cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  5. Next put in the tomatoes and the other two vegetables.
  6. Take out the pressure cooked dal and blend, I used a hand blender, till smooth.
  7. Stir in the dal paste after the tomatoes.
  8. Bring to a boil, add in the spices starting with sambhar masala, turmeric, chili powder and salt to taste.
  9. Add in the tamarind water as per taste. I have added 1/2 cup.
  10. Bring to a boil one more time, then cover and keep the flame on low. Stir occasionally.
  11. Add 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander and stir.
  12. For Garnish: Fry whole red chilies in 1 tbsp ghee and pour over the sambhar
  13. Sprinkle some green coriander and serve hot.

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Felcy Rodriguesa year ago
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Manmeet Kaura year ago
nice
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dr rehana khan khan2 years ago
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Vijayalakshmi Sridhar2 years ago
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Thenthisai Prabu2 years ago
Very good recipies. keep it up.
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