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Sambhar

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Tuvar dal, pumpkin, drumsticks, sambhar onions, potato cooked and flavoured with sambhar powder and tempered.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Sambhar

Main Ingredients

Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal), Sambhar powder

Cuisine

TamilNadu

Course

Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking

Medium

Calories

1366

Carbohydrates

115.1

Protein

85.5

Fat

32.8

Ingredients

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) soaked
    1/2 cup
  • Sambhar powder
    4 teaspoons
  • Drumstick peeled
    1
  • Potato peeled
    1 medium
  • Red pumpkin (bhopla/kaddu) peeled
    50 grams
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Sambhar onions
    10-15
  • Asafoetida
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves
    15-20
  • Green chillies slit
    2
  • Dried red chillies broken
    1
  • Tamarind pulp
    1 tablespoon

Method

Step 1


Heat 2 cups water in a deep non stick pan. Cut drumstick into 1 inch pieces and add to the pan. Cube potato and red pumpkin and add along with salt. Cover and cook till vegetables are cooked.

Step 2


Pressure cook dal with salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup water till 3-4 whistles are given out. Open the lid of the cooker when the pressure reduces completely and mash the dal well. Heat oil in a deep non stick pan. Slice sambhar onions.

Step 3


Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves and sambhar onions to the oil in the pan and sauté. Add green chillies and continue to sauté till fragrant.

Step 4


Add red chilli and sambhar masala and mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add a little water and mix. Add dal and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes. Add the vegetables along with the water in which they were cooked and mix.

Step 5


Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Adjust consistency by adding water as required. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. Serve hot with hot steamed rice or with idli or dosa.

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