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Udupi Sambar Recipe

Udupi Sambar Recipe with step by step pictures. In this recipe, using fresh sambar masala that tastes just awesome and gives nice flavour to sambar.
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Oil - 2 tblspn
  • Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
  • Shallots / Sambar Onion / Chinna Ulli - 10 peeled
  • Tomatoes - 2 chopped
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Green Chillies - 2 slit
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Tamarind Pulp - 2 to 3 tblspn or to taste
  • Jaggery or Sugar - 1 tblspn or to taste
  • Coriander leaves a big handful chopped
  • For Cooking Dal:
  • Toor Dal - 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Water - 3 cup
  • For Sambar Masala:
  • Dry Red Chillies - 6 to 8
  • Coriander Seeds / Mullu Malli - 5 tblspn
  • Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu - 2 tblspn
  • Urad Dal / Uludu Paruppu - 2 tblspn
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1.5 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds / Vendayam - 1 tsp
  • Coconut - 4 tblspn grated
  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Vegetables for Sambar:
  • Carrot - 1 cubed
  • Ladysfinger - 4 chopped
  • Potato - 1 cubed
  • Pumpkin - 1 cup cubed
  • Cucumber - 1 cup cubed
  • Snakegourd - ½ cup cubed
  • Brinjal - 3 small cubed
  • String Beans - 6 chopped
  • Beans - 5 chopped
  • For Seasoning:
  • Oil / Ghee - 2 tblspn
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilli - 2
  • Curry Leaves - a handful
  • Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - 1 tsp

Instructions
 

  • First cook dal, by taking all the ingredients given for cooking dal in a pressure cooker for 3 whistle, simmer the cooker for 5 mins.
  • Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. Open the cooker and mash up the dal. Set aside.
  • Now make the sambar masala. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add in all the sambar masala ingredients. Roast on a low heat till it gets golden.
  • Remove this to a blender and add little water at a time and make it into a fine paste. Set aside.
  • Take a big pot. Heat 2 tbsp of oil. Once it is hot, add in onions, shallots, green chillies, tomatoes and curry leaves. Saute for a couple of mins.
  • Add in all the veggies along with salt and turmeric powder. Mix that well for 5 min or so. So there is no raw smell.
  • Now add in water and cover the pot and cook for 10 mins till the veggies are tender.
  • Add in cooked dal, sambar masala, jaggery and tamarind pulp. Mix well and taste the sambar adjust the seasoning. simmer the pot for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Now make seasoning by heating oil or ghee and frying all the ingredients listed. Pour this over the sambar and mix well.
  • Add in lots of chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve hot with rice.
Keyword sambar recipe, udupi sambar
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