Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe, Spiced Lentil Soup Recipe

September 01, 2016

How to make Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe, Spiced Lentil Soup Recipe


Vegetable sambar is a  typical south indian dish, prepared using lentils and more or less vegetables like pumpkin, brinjal, carrot, beans, drumstick, potato, yam, tomato, lady's finger. Usually in Kerala, you will never find variations in sambar itself, as it is there in Tamil Nadu, like Kathrikai SambarMurgakayi Sambar and Vendaka Sambar and am sure there are few others, which are still unknown to me..


Mostly at home, my mother makes sambar with whatever few vegetables we have all together and that's what sambar I knew till my marriage. Irrespective of the sambar powder, she used in her recipe, whether homemade or store-bought. It used to taste great. This sambar I made with readymade sambar powder, which makes it easier and simpler to prepare for a busy day.



how to make Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe, Spiced Lentil Soup Recipe

This sambar pairs well with idli, dosa and even rice too.

How to make Vegetable sambar with step by step photos:

1. Cook dal with all the ingredients mentioned under Part I.



2. After the first whistle, lower the flame and cook for another 2 whistles or 3-4 minutes. Turn off the flame and let the whistle subside by its own.

3. In the meantime, soak tamarind in warm water. Take a pan. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds and add rest of the ingredients in the order mentioned under Part II till you add garlic.

4. Saute till onion is golden brown. Add hing, sambar powder and mix well.

5. Add tomato, other vegetables and salt. Mix well, cover and cook till vegetables are tender.

6. Finally add tamarind juice, cooked dal, and a pinch of fenugreek powder. Mix well, cover and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.

7. Serve hot with rice, dosa or medhu vada.



Mixed Vegetable Sambar Recipe, Spiced Lentil Soup Recipe
 Prep Time10 minutes
 Cook Time10 minutes
 Passive Time5 minutes
 Servings
people
INGREDIENTS
Part I :
Part II :
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook dal with all the ingredients mentioned under Part I. After the first whistle, lower the flame and cook for another 2 whistles or 3-4 minutes. Turn off the flame and let the whistle subside by its own.
  2. In the meantime, soak tamarind in warm water. Take a pan. Heat oil. Splutter mustard seeds and add rest of the ingredients in the order mentioned under Part II till you add garlic. Saute till onion is golden brown. Add hing, sambar powder and mix well.
  3. Add tomato, other vegetables and salt. Mix well, cover and cook till vegetables are tender.
  4. Finally add tamarind juice, cooked dal, a pinch of fenugreek powder and corriander leaves. Add more water and salt as per your consistency. Mix well, cover and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with rice, idli or dosa.
RECIPE NOTES
Note : I have added tur and masoor dal. Either one of them (lentils) can be added. Be generous in adding fenugreek powder, it will give a bitter taste. If using fenugreek seeds (3-4 seeds enough), add it before adding onion. Shallots can be replaced by big onion (1 no). Though shallots give more taste to the recipes. Here, I have'nt used green chilly, though it was modertely spicy, because of sambar powder. Cook vegetables along with dal in cooker which takes more time to cook. Here, I added potato and carrot.




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