Masala Sambhar | How to make Masala Sambhar

By Ananya Mohanty  |  22nd Sep 2015  |  
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  • Masala Sambhar, How to make Masala Sambhar
Masala Sambharby Ananya Mohanty
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About Masala Sambhar Recipe

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

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.

Reviews for Masala Sambhar (6)

sana Tungekar3 months ago

Love it
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Felcy Rodrigues2 years ago

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Manmeet Kaur2 years 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 Prabu3 years ago

Very good recipies. keep it up.
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