Login  |  Register
Recipe Search
Choose Category
 
Search by Keyword
 
 
 
Recipe of the Week
Chawal ka Dhokla

Vrat ka khaana
 
 
 
Home    Recipes    Dal    Sambhar

Sambhar

A curried lentil preparation which specially goes well with Dosas and idlis and plain rice--South Indian
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Dal Serving: 4-6 Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (180 gms.) Yellow Lentils (Arhar or Toover Dal)
  • 6 cups water OR 4-5 cups if using a pressure cooker
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 tbsp sugar or molasses (jaggery)
  • 3 tbsp sambhar masala  
  • 3 tbsp thick tamarind pulp (about 20 gms dried) OR 1 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • 2 tsps mustard (sarson)seeds
  • 7-8  curry leaves (kadhi patta) or 1 tsp dried and powdered
  • 2-3 whole dry red peppers (sabut lal mirch)
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables, cut into approx.1" cubes
  • 1 big onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (hara dhania) to garnish.
 

Preparation

  • Pick, clean and wash the lentils. Add the water and cook with the salt, till absolutely
  • tender, and no grains remain. (about half an hour without the pressure cooker, and approximately, 10 minutes in the pressure cooker.)

  • Add the sambhar masala, sugar, vegetables and onions, and cook till the vegetables are

  • Tender. Add the tamarind.

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add the whole red peppers and the curry leaves.

  • Turn around 2-3 times, add the lentil mixture and bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 5 minutes.

  • Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.

 
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Current Rating 3/5 (1 votes)
  
 
Home
About Niru Gupta
Contact
Recipes
Recipes
Contribute a Recipe
Books
Everyday Indian
No Onion - No Garlic
Vrat Ka Khaana
Cooking the U.P. Way
Microwave Indian
Cook My Dear
Weight Loss Cookbook
Western Cookery
Paschimi Paak Pranaali
Menu Consultation
Menu Consultation for Party
Menu Consultation for Restaurants
Member's Registration Form
Travelogue
My Yatra - Mansarovar
My Trip to Mauritius
My Trip to Vietnam
My Trip to Cambodia
My Trip to New Zealand
My Trip to China
Sitemap
© Copyright. Nirus Kitchen. All rights reserved.