Sambar - South Indian Lentil and Vegetable Curry - Vegetarian Recipe By Ruchi Bharani [HD]

  • 7 years ago
"In this episode, Chef Ruchi Bharani, makes simple to cook and quick to serve popular south Indian Recipe - Sambar. Sambar that goes well with most of the South Indian Breakfast and main course dishes like Idli, Vada and Dosa. It is also a traditional accompaniment in a complete south indian meal to steamed rice.
Sambar is a vegetable stew / soup or chowder based on a broth made with tamarind and toor dal, and is very popular in the cooking of southern regions of India especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Each state in the South prepares it with a typical variation, adapted to its taste and environment.

1 cup split yellow Pigeon Peas ( Tur Daal )
1 Onion cut lengthwise
2 Tomatoes chopped
1 cup Bottle Gourd ( Lauki ) chopped
1 Drumstick chopped into 3 inches pieces and slit
Coriander Leaves
2 tbsp Oil
1 & 1/2 tbsp tamarind juice
1 tsp White Lentil (Urad Dal)
2 tbsp Sambar Masala
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
Few Curry Leaves
4 Red Round Chillies ( Boriya Chillies)
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
Jaggery ( Gur )

- Soak the tur daal for 1/2hr, add 2 cups of water & pressure cook it
- Add oil to the heated pan and add mustard leaves, boriya chillies.
- Once the mustard seeds starts sparkling, add white white lentils and cook till its golden brown
- Add the curry leaves, onions and cook them well without making it brown.
- Add bottle gourd, drumsticks and saute it for few mins.
- Add tomatoes and salt and let it cook for few minutes by putting the lid on the pan.
- Meanwhile churn the tur daal to a smmoth paste.
- Add sambhar masala, red chilli powder, turmeric powder to the vegetables and mix everything well.
- Add the churned daal, stir and mix everything well again.
- Add enough water, tamaring juice, coriander leaves, salt and a cube of jaggery and cook it for another 15 - 20mins in low flame and its ready to served.