One Pot Sambar.. | How to make One Pot Sambar..

By Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah  |  21st Feb 2018  |  
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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 !!!!!!!!!!!!

One Pot Sambar..

Ingredients to make One Pot Sambar..

  • Pigeon pea lentils 1 cup
  • red lentils 1 cup
  • Sambar masala 3 tbsp
  • salt 1 tbsp
  • turmeric 1 tsp
  • red chilli powder 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala 1 tsp
  • oil 4 tbsp
  • onion sliced 1
  • Drumsticks chopped 1 cup
  • Long beans cut lengthwise 1/2 cup
  • French beans cut lengthwise 1/2 cup
  • Yam cubes 1/2 cup
  • tomato chopped 1 cup
  • Brinjal cut lengthwise 1 cup
  • Bottlegourd pieces 1 cup
  • cauliflower florets 1 cup
  • okra pieces 1 cup
  • tamarind pulp 1/4th cup
  • Black mustard seeds 1 tbsp
  • asafoetida 1/8th tsp
  • Dry red chillies 5-6
  • coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup

How to make One Pot Sambar..

  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.

My Tip:

Tempering can be added separately if desired. Pressure cooking method is the best since it retains all the vitamins.

Reviews for One Pot Sambar.. (2)

Yasmeen Ahmeda year ago

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

Shelly Sharmaa year ago

Zeenath Muhammad Amaanullah
a year ago
thanks a lot dear Shelly...