Sambar

    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


    Ingredients:
  • 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


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

  • 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.


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


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