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Nutrition Info Per Serving

Energy 187.84 Cal Protein 3.61 g
Lipid 12.06 g Carbohydrate 18.33 g
Fiber 4.83 g Sugar 4.65 g

Ingredients List of Sambar

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Quantity Units Ingredients Notes
100.00 gm PIGEON PEAS Toor dal
0.05 litre SESAME OIL Any vegetable oil
1.00 tsp TAMARIND Tamarind paste
50.00 gm GINGER
100.00 gm ONIONS
100.00 gm TOMATOES
50.00 gm CARROTS
50.00 gm RADISHES
1.00 tsp CUMIN SEED
1.00 tsp MUSTARD Black mustard seed
1.00 tsp CORIANDER SEED grounded
1.00 tsp CHILI POWDER Red chili powder

Sambar Tags: Healthy High Fibre Traditional

prithdaad-fb Date: February 25, 2018
Region: INDIAN
Cuisine: Tamil
Type: Vegetables
Course: Breakfast

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cooking Time

30 Mins


4 servings

Introduction of Sambar

Sambar is one of the most prominent dishes found in most of the south Indian cuisines. It is a healthy stew prepared with lentils, vegetables and tamarind. Choice of vegetable varies depending on the availability so does the taste across the southern Indian states.You Will Know How Much calories in sambar.
Though sambar is a southern Indian delicacy, it is said to be found by a Marathi ruler in Thanjavur during the 17th century. The Marathi ruler named Sambhoji tried to prepare a dal (lentil) dish when the chef was away with tamarind which was not usually added to dal. Thus Sambar was born which was named after his name. Over the years it became famous in south India by adding locally cultivated vegetables along with lentils and tamarind. And till today there are more than 50 varieties of sambar. Even though it is prevalent in south Indian states, it is more popular in Tamil Nadu.
It is a nutrition packed dish containing the health benefits of lentils, tamarind and vegetables. Toor dal (pigeon pea) is the most common lentil used which contains iron, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, potassium and vitamin B. It is high in dietary fibre, low in fat and calories, and excellent source of proteins thus making it a complete nutritious dish. Tamarind contains sodium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, copper, niacin, pyridoxine and vitamin C. And has got numerous health benefits like improving digestion, blood circulation, and nerve function, protects hearth health, helps to manage diabetes and weight loss. Whereas the vegetables used are drumstick, ladies finger, pumpkin, eggplant, tomato, potato, radish, carrot and onion which is rich in vitamins and fibre. Thus sambar is rich in fibre, protein, and vitamin and has got numerous health benefits from lentils, tamarind and vegetables used.
It goes very well with various dishes like idli, dosa, vada and rice. It is usually preferred for breakfast but nowadays also for lunch and dinner. So start your day with sambar and gain its health benefits.

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Preparation Steps of Sambar

  1. Boil the Toor Dal/Pigeon Pea with water in a pressure cooker or in a cookware untill it gets mashed and soft. Keep it aside.
  2. Wash all the vegetables and chop them finely.
  3. Heat up a pressure cooker or a cookware.
  4. Pour Sunflower(or)Sesame Oil - 50 ml once the Pressure cooker or Cookware is hot. Fry fenugreek seed, cumin seeds and asafoetida for few seconds.
  5. Add chopped ginger and fry for few seconds.
  6. Add chopped onions and fry them untill it turns into golden brown.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes and fry them untill it turns soft.
  8. Add chopped raddish and carrots. Fry them for few minutes.
  9. Add salt and all the grounded powders ((i.e) coriander, sambar and red chili Powder) to the fried vegetables. Also add tamarind Paste for the sweet and sour flavor.
  10. Mix the powders along with the vegetables well. Cook for 5 minutes in medium heat.
  11. Add Carrots and Cauliflower at-last so that it does not get mashed.
  12. Add the mashed Toor Dal/Pigeon Pea and 300 ml of Water. Mix all the ingredients well and make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pressure cooker or cookware.
  13. Add Crushed Pepper depending on your taste.
  14. Close the Pressure cooker and cook till the second whistle blows out. 
  15. Close the Cookware and Cook in high heat for 15 minutes.
  16. Open the lid of Pressure Cooker/Cookware and Garnish with Chopped Coriander Plant.

Healthy and Delicious Sambar is Ready to Eat ! 







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