Mixed Vegetable Sambar


Mixed Vegetable Sambar is a spicy lentil soup with a subtle sour flavour where dal is cooked with assorted vegetables, sambar powder and tamarind pulp.

What you will need

½ cup split red gram/Tuvar dal, washed and soaked in water for 10 minutes

2 cups water to pressure cook dal

Gooseberry sized tamarind soaked in half a cup of water and microwaved for a minute

1 ½ cup mixed vegetables of your choice, chopped to bite sized pieces

1 cup of water to boil the vegetables

½ teaspoon red chilli powder

½ teaspoon salt

For the seasoning

For the seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 dry red chilli

A generous pinch of asafoetida

A sprig of curry leaves

Other ingredients

Other ingredients:

1 medium sized onion slit lengthwise

1 medium sized tomato chopped

2 teaspoons sambar powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

Required salt

2 Tablespoons of finely chopped coriander to garnish, divided


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