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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 73.0
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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interesting south indian sambhar. spicy and tasty interesting south indian sambhar. spicy and tasty
Number of Servings: 2


    Toor Dhal - 1/2 cup
    Tamarind - small lime sized, soaked in warm water for atleast 15 mins.
    Onions - 1 big, sliced and cut into 1 inch pieces OR Pearl onions - 2/3 cup
    Tomato - 1 roma (small / medium), chopped
    Green Chillies - 2 or 3, slit vertically
    Green Bell Pepper - half, cut into 1 inch pieces
    Red Radishes - about 10, sliced into thin rounds
    Carrot - 1, peeled and sliced into thin rounds
    Shakthi Sambhar powder - 3 to 4 tsp,
    Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
    Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
    Asafoetida - couple pinches
    Salt -to taste
    Coriander leaves - few stalks, chopped

    Oil - 1 to 2 tsp
    Ghee - 1 tsp
    Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
    Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
    Asafoetida - a pinch
    Curry Leaves - few

    For Optional Finishing Touch - Grind:
    Coconut - 1 tbsp
    Cumin - 1/4 tsp
    Green Chilli - 1


1) Pressure cook Toor Dhal with about a cup of water, turmeric and asofetida. I normally put the sliced radishes & carrots in a separate bowl in the same pressure cooker as well. Usually 3 whistles do the trick (1 on med-high and 2 on medium) for me and the dhal is very soft. Mash this well.

2) Heat oil in a deep pan and season with mustard seeds and urad dhal. Once they splutter, add curry leaves, asafoetida and the sliced onions & g. chillies. After 2 minutes add the sliced bell peppers (if using). Once they soften a bit, add the tomatoes and salt. Cook till they turn lightly mushy.

3) Now add chilli powder and sambhar powder and after just a minute or so, add the juice extracted from the soaked tamarind to this. Add the cooked radishes and let this boil for about 10 - 15 minutes.

4) Add the mashed toor dhal to this alongwith sufficient water and let it come to a boil. Then simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes more.

5) Finally add the ground paste (if using) and the 1 tsp of ghee, let boil for a few minutes more. Switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves. Tasty Sambhar is now ready.

Serving Size: approx. 2 servings

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRIRAM2004.

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    yum - 12/12/20