Sambar is a lentil dish made with various vegetables. It is an important part of the daily diet of most South Indian
    people. It is very popular amongst Indians all over – not just in South India.

    Serves 6:
    Preparation Time: 40 minutes

  • Toor Dal – 300 gm
  • Beans (chopped) – 50 gm
  • Carrots (chopped)– 2 small
  • Potato (chopped) – 1 medium
  • Turmeric – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – 3 teaspoon or to taste.
  • Tamarind Pulp – 3 teaspoon or to taste.
  • Madras Curry Powder – 3 tablespoon
  • Coriander – 1 small bunch.
  • Desiccated Coconut – 1 tablespoon

  • Boil toor dal with chopped vegetables (beans, carrots, potato) and turmeric in a pressure cooker for 25 minutes or until

  • Allow the pressure cooker to cool, remove lid and bring the dal to a boil.

  • Add salt, tamarind pulp and boil for 10 minutes.

  • Then add madras curry powder and boil for 5 minutes.

  • Garnish with coriander, coconut and serve hot.

    You can add onions, tomatoes, aubergines or any other vegetable of your choice.

    Sambar tastes very good with plain rice! It can also be enjoyed as a spicy vegetable soup!