Split yellow pigeon pea cooked with vegetables ,tamarind & seasoned.a lentil based soup or stew which is served with idli ,vada or rice .A Famous dish from south India.

2 Cup -Split pigeon peas(Toor Dal)
water- to cook dal
1/2 tsp- Turmeric optional
3 Red Chillies (to taste)
1-2 tbsp Sambar powder
2 tsp Mustard seeds
Tamarind paste-(as much sour taste u like )
1-2 cups Vegetables washed & chopped (choice of u r fav veg)
Green Chillies to taste
Few Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
Cooking Oil
Pressure Cook Toor dal with turmeric ,salt and water and keep aside.Cook the vegetables in water enough to soften them and add Turmeric and salt.When vegetables are cooked add tamarind paste.Heat some oil in a pan, splutter mustard, add red chillies, green chillies, curry leaves, and sambhar powder and keep stir for few minutes.Add this to the boiling vegetables.Add Cooked Split pigeon peas and let it cook for a few more minutes.
Sambar is ready.Serve with rice,idli,dosa .


7 Comments on “Sambar

  1. Yummy Sambar. I guarantee even if the same ingredients are used by everyone the taste will always be different. May be its the magic of the hands. And your hands seems to have some skills to make the taste yummy.

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      • I used to cook for a long time, until this Jan. I have tried many varieties of Sambar/Dal of my own. I am in need of a Kitchen now to start cooking !

        I can only try your version of cooking by late May. I am following your blog closely.

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