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In the mood for some sambar? Try this easy recipe for dinner tonight

Sambar not only tastes delicious when had with rice, dosa or even idli, it also make for a healthy and satiating meal.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 4, 2020 8:15:23 pm
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For people looking to prepare something different and easy tonight, South Indian sambar is what you can try. It not only tastes delicious when had with rice, dosa or even idli, it also make for a healthy meal, which is light yet satiating. If you are wondering what to make for dinner, give this easy sambar recipe a try.

Chef Vicky Ratnani shared the recipe.

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Sambar Tovar dal 1 cup Water to cook the dal 2 cups Salt Sambhar Masala – 2 tablespoons Tamarind pulp 1/3 cup Tomato puree 2 cups Vegetables Carrots 2 medium sized cut into batons Drumsticks scraped and cut into 2”inch pieces 2 cups Potatoes medium peeled chunks 2 each Eggplant small /medium 2 each cut into batons Pumpkin cut into chunks 1 cup Small onions / shallots peeled 6 to 8 each Green beans trimmed 1 cup Tempering Ghee 2 tablespoons Cumin seeds 1 teaspoons Mustard seeds 1.5 teaspoons Curry leaves 12 Hing 1 teaspoon Bora chillies 3 to 4 Methi seeds 1/2 teaspoon Boil the dal with water, salt untill cooked . Blend set aside In about 1.5 litres of water , boil all the vegetable for 15 minutes with salt, sambhar powder, tomato puree . Add the cooked dal and continue to simmer for 10 minutes add the tamarind pulp and cook untill thje vegetables are very soft . Check the seasoning For the tempering heat ghee in apan and add all the ingredeints for the tempering …. i made a huge batch. this was great for 8 people #sambhar #indianfood #southindianfood #gharkakhana #easyrecipes #homecooking #soulfood #slowmotion #shotoniphone11pro #quarantine #stayhome #stayhealthy #vegetarian #vegetarianrecipes #glutenfree #glutenfreefood #vegetables #vickyratnani #chef #food #cooking #Editing and #photography Vicky Ratnani #shotoniphone11pro

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1 cup – Toor dal
2 cups – Water
2tbsp – Sambar masala
1/3 cup – Tamarind pulp
2 cups – Tomato puree
2 – Medium-sized carrots cut into batons
2 cups – Drumsticks scraped and cut into 2”inch pieces
2 – Potatoes medium-peeled chunks
2 – Eggplant small/medium cut into batons
1 cup – Pumpkin cut into chunks
6-8 – Small onions/shallots peeled
1 cup – Green beans, trimmed

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2tbsp – Ghee
1tsp – Cumin seeds
1.5tsp – Mustard seeds
12 – Curry leaves
1tsp – Hing
3-4 – Bora chillies
1/2tsp – Methi seeds


*Boil the dal with water and salt until cooked. Blend and set aside.
*In about 1.5 litres of water, boil all the vegetables for 15 minutes with salt, sambhar powder, tomato puree.
*Add the cooked dal and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Then add the tamarind pulp and cook until the vegetables are very soft.
*Check the seasoning

For the tempering

*Heat ghee in a pan and add all the ingredients for the tempering.

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