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One Pot Sambar..

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
120 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT One Pot Sambar.. RECIPE

An easy one pot dish done in a matter of few minutes. This is a fabulous way to cook this versatile lentils and vegetable stew from South India. I personally prefer this method since it has all the benefits of retaining important vitamins and minerals without over cooking and destroying them in the process. I have used practically many veggies but the choice is always yours regarding this. This is also a time saver for all the busy women out there and tastes fabulous. Happy Cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Fusion
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Pigeon pea lentils 1 cup
  2. Red lentils 1 cup
  3. Sambar masala 3 tbsp
  4. Salt 1 tbsp
  5. Turmeric 1 tsp
  6. Red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  7. Garam masala 1 tsp
  8. Oil 4 tbsp
  9. Onion sliced 1
  10. Drumsticks chopped 1 cup
  11. Long beans cut lengthwise 1/2 cup
  12. French beans cut lengthwise 1/2 cup
  13. Yam cubes 1/2 cup
  14. Tomato chopped 1 cup
  15. Brinjal cut lengthwise 1 cup
  16. Bottlegourd pieces 1 cup
  17. Cauliflower florets 1 cup
  18. Okra pieces 1 cup
  19. Tamarind pulp 1/4th cup
  20. Black mustard seeds 1 tbsp
  21. Asafoetida 1/8th tsp
  22. Dry red chillies 5-6
  23. Coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup


  1. Wash and soak both the dals for 2 hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add black mustard seeds.
  3. Followed by asafoetida and dry red chillies.
  4. Now add sliced onion.
  5. Saute all that for a minute or two.
  6. Now add all the vegetables.
  7. Add the spices too except garam masala.
  8. Saute all that for atleast 5 minutes.
  9. Finally add both the soaked dals and tamarind pulp.
  10. Add enough water to cover everything.
  11. Adjust salt and pressure cook it for 5-6 whistles.
  12. Let the pressure settle down before opening the lid.
  13. Add hot water to adjust the consistency according to your choice.
  14. Simmer it for 5-8 minutes.
  15. Garnish with garam masala and coriander leaves.
  16. Serve hot with plain rice, idli, dosa etc.

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Yasmeen Ahmed
Yasmeen Ahmed   Mar-04-2018

This looks absolutely stunning! :heart::heart::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::kissing_heart::kissing_heart:Ma Shaa ALLAH

Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Feb-23-2018


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