Sambar recipe is a part of traditional lentil-based vegetable stews in southern India. It’s an experiment with pigeon pea ( arhar or toor dal) and tamarind. The specialty of this dish it’s made with seasonal vegetables which are very good for our health. Apart from dal and tamarind few vegetables, we are using in preparation it’s a combination of a few of this onion, pumpkin, carrot, brinjal, drumsticks tomatoes. You can use any vegetable in the preparation of the sambar recipe and some spices, a special powder known as sambar powder. Dal used in this recipe is a dietary fiber that will keep you healthy and happy.
I love sambar very much and I love to have it with my favorite dosa and plain rice. Sambar is the most popular dish which is healthy, nutritious and tastes delicious. You can serve it with dosa, idli uttapam and plain rice it’s is a complete dish you don’t need to make a separate vegetable dish.
Benefit of sambar Recipe
Rich with proteins-combination of dal makes it a healthy dish. Dal is a good source of protein. Full of high fibers -sambar includes a variety of vegetables which is full of fibers. High fiber foods are good for the heart and cholesterol.
Estimated Nutrition Facts :-
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories143
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Sodium 10.7mg 1%
- Potassium 82.1mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.8g 12%
- Protein 5.2g 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Sambar Recipe | Queen of south Indian cuisine |Course: Main CourseCuisine: South IndianDifficulty: Intermediate
When you are looking for a light and healthy cuisine trust me a bowl of sambar may prove to be a good bet.
1 cup Pigeon pea
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red chilli powder
Dry red chilli
2 tsp Sambar powder
- Before you begin to soak pigeon pea for 15 minutes wash it with water 2-3 times put the dal in the cooker add 2 cups of water 1 tbsp salt ½ tbsp of turmeric powder then close the lid and boil for 4-5 whistle. Once the dal is cooked mashed it well.
- Prepare and chop veggies like pumpkin, brinjal , carrot , tomato, onion or any seasonal vegetable of your choice
- Heat oil in a pan
- Add mustard seeds let the mustard seeds crackle add 1-2 dry red chilli and 2 pinches of asafoetida
- Now add onion fry for 2-3 minute
- Add vegetables and cook it low to medium flame in-between keep checking that vegetables have been cooked or not.
- Add the tamarind pulp and a little water mix well.
- Add 1/2 tbsp red chili powder ½ turmeric powder.
- Add 2 spoon of sambar powder ½ tbsp jaggery powder, jaggery is optional
- Add cooked daal and if the consistency looks thick add some water
You can adjust the consistency of water to make it medium to thin.
- Wave it on a low medium flame till it boils. You see a layer when the sambhar will be cooked.
- Turn off the flame serve hot in a bowl Garnish it with coriander leaves.
- The main flavor comes from using a good and fresh sambar powder You can also make it home
- By adding less or more water u can add the consistency of water.
- If you find the taste of sambar is sour you can adjust the taste by adding a bit of jaggery