Instant Sambar


Instant Sambar

South Indian style - Instant Sambar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • Pressure cook the ingredients: toor dal, shallots, green chillies, turmeric powder, ghee and 1 cup water for 3-4 whistles/until done.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds.
  • Now add tomato and garlic. Saute the tomato till it becomes very soft and let it cook for a while.
  • Mash the tomato with a ladle. When its time, add red chilly powder, sambar powder, asafoetida and fry for a few minutes.
  • Now add extracted tamarind water and let it boil. Meanwhile open the cooker and keep it back on flame without putting lid.
  • Pour this tamarind mixture into the cooked dal. Stir well and let it boil.(If the sambar is thick add little hot water to adjust).
  • Add salt to taste and a pinch of sugar. Switch off flame and add coriander leaves to garnish. Your sambar is ready.
  • :-Best with rice, idli and dosa.
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