Indian Sambhar Recipe

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Sambhar Ingredients

Indian Sambhar

  • 1 cup Toor Dal
  • 1 tsp Tamarind
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • a pinch Turmeric
  • 2 tsp Channa Dal
  • 3 tsp Dhania seeds
  • 1 pinch Hing
  • 3 Red chilies
  • 1/4 cup Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 10 Coriander leaves
  • 1 Green peppers cut into pieces
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Tomato cut into pieces
  • Method

  • Boil the toor dal with 3 cups of water.
  • Fry channa dal, dhania seeds, hing, and red chilies for a few minutes, and then fry them with the grated coconut. Grind the above mixture with water.
  • Fry the green pepper in oil for a few minutes. Boil the tamarind paste, water, salt, turmeric, tomato and vegetables.
  • Add turmeric and the sale, cook for about 5 minutes. Add boiled dal and bring it to a boil.
  • In the meantime fry the mustard seeds and onion.
  • Add the above ingredients & coriander leaves to the mixture.
  • Serve hot
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