Sāmbhar masala

Ingredients:

  • Tuvar dal (split pigeon pea): 1 cup
  • Sāmbhar masala powder: 3 teaspoon
  • Chili powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic flacks: 3-4 no.
  • Tamarind: 10 gm.
  • Turmeric powder: half teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: 25 gm.
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon (as per taste)
  • Ash gourd: 200gm.
  • Beans: 2 no.
  • Carrot: 1 no.
  • Potato: 1 no.
  • Drum stick: 1 no.
  • Tomato: 2 no.
  • Madras onion: 8-10 no.
  • Onion: 1 no.
  • Green chili: 1 no.
  • For seasoning:
  • Refined oil: 1 table spoon
  • Mustard seed: half teaspoon
  • Curry leaves: 1-2 twigs
  • Red chili: 1 no.
  • Asafoetida: 1 pinch
  • Fenugreek seed: one forth teaspoon
  •  Madras Onion: 1 no.

Preparation:

  1. Soak tamarind in half cup of water, keep aside.
  2. Roughly chop all vegetables, keep aside.
  3. Wash tuvar dal; put green chili, garlic and 4 cup of water into pressure cooker.
  4. Boil dal in the pressure cooker on high flame.
  5. Bring to full cooking pressure, reduce to low flame and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Allow cooker to cool and open.
  7. Pulverize the dal, transfer into other container.
  8. Add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, sambhar powder and tamarind pulp into the dal.
  9. Mix properly and Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Put all vegetables, a cup of water into pressure cooker.
  2. Boil vegetables into pressure cooker on high flame.
  3. Bring to full cooking pressure, put off the flame.
  4. Allow cooker to cool.
  5. Add prepared dal into the boiled vegetables, mix slowly.
  6. (Be careful otherwise vegetables get mashed)
  7. Add coriander leaves, Boil for 4-5 minutes, so that all flavor will mix properly.

Seasoning:

  1.  Take a fry pan, Put oil in it, when smoke begins to come add whole red chili, mustard seed and fenugreek seed; sputter it for few seconds.
  2. Add asafoetida and chopped onion, stir and fry till it becomes brown in color.
  3.  Add curry leaves; wait for few seconds, put off the gas.
  4. Pour this seasoning on the prepared Sāmbhar, cover for few minutes.
  5. Mouth watering, masala blended aromatic Sāmbhar is ready to serve with Rice, Dosa, vada and idly.
    Sāmbhar masala

    Sāmbhar masala

    ingredients

    ingredients

    raw tovar dal

    raw tovar dal

    Pulverized the dal

    Pulverized the dal

    adding masala

    adding masala

    Adding  prepared dal

    Adding prepared dal

    after adding prepared dal into cooked vegetables

    after adding prepared dal into cooked vegetables

    Adding  coriander leaves

    Adding coriander leaves

    Sāmbhar masala

    Sāmbhar masala

    seasoning

    seasoning

    Adding red chili

    Adding red chili

    Adding curry leaves

    Adding curry leaves

    pouring seasoning

    pouring seasoning

    Sāmbhar masala

    Sāmbhar masala

  • All time favorite in south India.
  • Now it is very popular worldwide too.
  • This is made with minimum oil.
  • Nice and delicious, looks very tempting.
  • Sāmbhar with steamed rice makes a wholesome meal for the day.

 

  • If Sāmbhar is prepared with a mix of local vegetables i.e. snake gourd, ash gourd, pumpkin, eggplant, carrot, drum stick, beetroot etc to give an extraordinary taste and flavor.
  • If you want to serve Sāmbhar with rice, you have to keep vegetables just cooked.
  • If you want to serve with idly and dosa, you have to cook the vegetable till it is fully done.

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