Sambhar | How to make Sambhar

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ByManisha Goyal
Created on 12th Oct 2015
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  • 8 reviews
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  • By Manisha Goyal
    Created on 12th Oct 2015

About Sambhar

Sambar is basically a lentil based vegetable stew which is popularly made in all parts of India. It’s my comfort food and when it’s made by my momma, I can have it all day long. It tastes best when piping hot and yes make some in advance, that’s the secret to a tastier sambar. So, here's the perfect recipe for Sambar, full of flavors which is tasty and delicious.

Sambhar is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of Tamil Nadu cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Sambhar at your home. Sambhar by Manisha Goyal will help you to prepare the perfect Sambhar at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs few minute for the preparation and 45 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Sambhar.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time45mins
  • Serves5People

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Ingredients to make Sambhar

  • Tovar/arhar dal (soaked for 30 minutes) - 1 cup
  • Mix vegetables chopped - 1 cup
  • Fresh tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • water - 2.5 cups
  • For the Tempering: 3 tbsp - oil
  • 3 - dry red chilies
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • tsp - Everest hing
  • 12 to 15 - curry leaves
  • tsp - ginger grated
  • cup - chopped tomatoes
  • cup - chopped onions
  • tsp - red chili powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp - sambhar masala
  • Finely chopped coconut (optional)

How to make Sambhar

  1. Soak the dal for 30 minutes and rinse it well.
  2. In a pressure cooker, add dal, chopped vegetables, salt, turmeric powder and water. Cook for 5-6 whistles on a medium flame.
  3. Now in a kadhai, heat some oil. Add mustard seeds, dry red chilies, hing and curry leaves.
  4. Now add onions and ginger, saute till they turn pink. Add tomatoes. Let them cook till mushy. Add in the pressure cooked dal.
  5. Add sambhar masala, chili powder, tamarind pulp. Stir well.
  6. Add enough water to get the required consistency. Cook for more 10 minutes, stirring well. Add chopped coconut.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice, idli or dosa.
My Tip: I have finely chopped the vegetables as my kid just picks them out of the dal if visible. You can add the spices according to your preference. Add 3-4 tbsp of coconut chutney to the sambhar at the last stage, which takes the taste to a new level. This is not an authentic recipe. This is the version my mom has been making all these years and I just love it.

Reviews for Sambhar (8)

betcy allen6 months ago

Sonia B9 months ago
First tym I prepared sambar at home... It came out good.. Everyone liked it.. Thanks for the awesome n tasty recipe... Kudos!!!!

Akshara Ahujaa year ago

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chnadra shekhar2 years ago

ashwini patel2 years ago
I want to try this! What vegetables should the mixed vegetables consist of?

Ananya Mohanty2 years ago

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