Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sambar Recipe - Mixed Vegetable Sambar / How to make Quick & Easy Veg Sambar / Step by Step

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Mixed Vegetable Sambar - it is quite popular among Indians and for those who wonder what it is? It is the most flavorful soup like dish, which is often eaten with rice as a main course along with some vegetable side dish and appalam / papad. Also it accompanies great with idly, dosa recipes.   
It is completely healthy as it provides proteins from pulses, anti-oxidants
& lot of fibre from veggies and spices.
Some of the veggies that suits best for sambar are carrot, pumpkin, brinjal, drumstick, potatoes, raddish, okra,  broad beans, french beans, shallots, onions and tomato.
This is the easy and quick method, I usually follow to make sambar as it is less time consuming. 
In this recipe, I used freshly prepared  homemade Sambar Pwd. 
Try this Indian mixed Vegetable Sambar recipe and give us your feedback..!
·           Toor dal                   - 1 cup
·           Chopped veggies     - 1 bowl
·           Onion                       - 1
·           Tomato                    - 1
·           Tamarind                  - small piece
·           Oil                            -2 tsp
·           Mustard                    - ¼ tsp
·           Cumin                      - ½ tsp
·           Split urad dal            - ½ tsp
·           Fenugreek seeds      - ½ tsp
·           Green chilly              - 1
·           Curry leaves             - 6 to 7
·           Red chilly                 - 1
·           Hing / asafetida        - a generous pinch
·           Turmeric pwd            - ¼ tsp
·           Red chilly pwd          - ¾ to 1 tsp
·           Coriander pwd          - 1 ½ tsp
.      Sambar Pwd            - 1 tsp
·           Fresh coriander leaves
·           Salt to taste
1.      Chop all the colorful & nutritious veggies  like carrot, potato, beans, brinjal,  drumstick, radish, ladies finger, etc as per your own choice and keep it ready.
2.      Slice onion and tomato to fine slices.
3.      Wash and soak toor dal for 10 mins.
4.      Add enough water and pressure cook, till the dal is mushy and completely cooked.
5.      Open the lid, mash  the lentils and keep  aside.
6.      Keep thick tamarind paste by soaking tamarind in warm water for 10 mins and once the tamarind turns soft, squeeze the tamarind and remove the pulp.
7.      Now heat oil in a fry pan.
8.      Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, fenugreek seeds, green chilly, curry leaves, red chilly and hing.
9.      Allow to splutter.
10.    Add onion and fry till transculent.
11.    Add mashed tomato and saute for a minute.
12.    Now add turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd, salt and combine.
13.    Stir for a minute.
14.    Now add the chopped veggies and stir well until the veggies are coated with the spice masala.
15.    Add 1 cup of water and cook covered in medium flame for 4 to 5 mins.

16.    Simmer for few more minutes.
17.    Once the veggies are done, add the mashed dal.
18.    Mix well.
19.    Add some warm water if required to give a medium consistency for sambar.
20.    You can see the consistency of the sambar in the below pic.
21.    Allow to boil for 3 to 4 mins.
22.    Now add the thick tamarind juice and stir well.

23.    Cook further for 2 mins.
24.    Add sambar pwd, mix well and allow to boil.
25.    Enjoy the aroma and flavors from the tempting mixture getting infused from the sambar.
26.    Taste and adjust salt and seasonings.
27.    Turn off flame.

28.    Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
29.    Serve hot with steamed rice, idly, dosas, uthappams, etc.
30.    We had the sambar with rice and aloo roast.
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  1. love to finish the whole bowl without having anything on side.

  2. I usually prepare Sambhar like you do, with lots and lots of veggies.. but then my family likes it the Restaurant style, with more of daal and less vegetables..

    I specially like radish and brinjal in the curry.. yummy !!

    Nice clicks :)

  3. i love sambar with veggies. so good you have made it Jay.

  4. delicious sambar...healthy with all the veggies..

  5. yummy sambar!! all time comfort food

  6. Delicioso y saludable me encanta,abrazos

  7. Sambar looks very delicious dear.

  8. I love sambar! This looks wonderful -- thanks.

  9. Delicious and yummy looking sambar

  10. delicious sambar...healthy with all the veggies..

  11. Thank U all for visiting my space. Your feedback encourages me a lot..:)

  12. Tasty and Yummy Sambhar.

  13. Delicious vegetable sambar looks yummy.

  14. i love sambar!! looks really yumm :)

  15. yumm love sambar. Whats the name of that flat bean you have used?

  16. I can smell the aroma here,looks flavorful & delish :)

  17. Sambar is utmost tempting esp the drumsticks; my all time fav. But these days, finding them over here is such a big hassle. In fact, I've not had any luck for such a long time.

  18. Tasty and yummy sambar with lots of veggies ........ Very flavorful !!!

  19. Yummy and colorful sambar...lovely pics...thanks for stepping by my blog. ...stay in touch..

  20. Super Sambar dear!!!! Love the stepwise...

  21. I am literally drooling here,soo tempting :)

  22. Super comforting sambar, can have happily with some rice and papads.

  23. Sambhar is my favourite and with these veggies it's healthy too.Thanks for your visit to my blog....keep doing so!

  24. sambar looks so delicious. wish to have it with rice.

  25. Sambar looks delicious..

  26. Yummy! Love sambhar and to see so many colors and flavors popping out is a virtual treat! Thanks, Jay, great to be back on your wonderful site after a long time. :) Wish you a wonderful weekend!

  27. Yummy! Love sambhar and to see so many colors and flavors popping out is a virtual treat! Thanks, Jay, great to be back on your wonderful site after a long time. :) Wish you a wonderful weekend!

  28. My favorite, it looks super yummy!

  29. Love your pics! The simple sambhar is most satisfying.


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