Sambar is one of the most famous south indian dish of all time. It pairs beautifully well with almost everything from dosa, idly and even rice..You could make sambar with almost all vegetables, i have quite a few of them in my blog..You can check all of them here..
One of my all time favorite sambar is onion sambar and this potato sambar. I love the big chunks of cooked potatoes in this which pairs well fluffy idly, crispy dosas and almost all tiffin items like pongal. Give this and try and let me know how it turns out..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Masoor Dal or Moong Dal - ½ cup
Potato - 1 large pepper and cubed
Onion - 1 small chopped into large chunks
Tomato - 1 medium size cubed
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Homemade Sambar powder - 3 tblspn
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves / Cilantro a handful chopped
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya podi - ¼ tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Heat a pot, add in dal, potato, tomato, onions, green chilli. Cover with water and bring it to boil. Simmer it for 20 to 30 mins till the dal and everything is cooked.
Now add in sambar powder, tamarind pulp, salt and sugar. Mix well and simmer for 5 mins.
Now make seasoning, heat oil and add in all the seasoning ingredients in it. Let it sizzle for 30 sec. Pour this over the sambar and mix well.
Now add in coriander leaves and mix well.
Serve with rice.
|Take all the ingredients|
|Heat a pan|
|Add in masoor dal, potatoes, onions, green chillies, tomatoes|
|Add in water|
|Low and simmer|
|Cook till veggies and dal is cooked|
|Add in sambar powder|
|Add in tamarind pulp|
|Add in salt|
|cook for a while|
|Heat oil in a tadka pan|
|Add in some seasoning ingredients|
|fry for a min|
|Pour it over the sambar|
|Add in coriander leaves|