Sambhar With Lentil


Sambhar With Lentil

Sambhar with Lentil
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 5 people



  • Wash the dhal in 4-5 changes of water until the water is clear. Drain.
  • Add 2 cups of water to dhal and allow it to boil for 6-10 minutes until dhal is soft.
  • Whisk it with a spoon until smooth.
  • Soak tamarind in water for 8-10 minutes and squeeze the tamarind juice.
  • In a separate pan, boil tomatoes or any other vegetable of choice.
  • And to it, add the tamarind juice and ground roasted spices (sambhar powder). (To make Sambhar Powder : Roast, cool and dry grind 1 tsp coriander seeds, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 2 dried red chillies(whole), 2 tsp chana dhal, 1/4 fenugreek seeds.)
  • After 4-5 minutes, add dhal to this mixture.
  • Add curry leaves, fresh coriander leaves and salt to taste.
  • :- If the mixture is too thin, add a mixture of rice flour paste to thicken the consistency.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Turn into a warm serving dish.
  • Heat the oil in a fry pan.
  • Fry mustard seeds and when it breaks, add asafoetida for half a minute and then pour it over the sambhar.
  • :- Sambhar is ready.
  • :- Serve Sambhar hot with steamed rice.
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