How To Make Sambar At Home | Recipe and Ingredients

Sambar which is popular in South Indian and Sri Lankan cuisines is cooked with lentil-based vegetable stew, cooked with pigeon pea and tamarind broth. If we talk about the history of sambar, then it was accidentally made by the Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s eldest son Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj.

If you had tried to make sambar at home but failed many times because you don’t know the exact recipe and ingredients for it. Well today in this article, we will tell you the simple sambar recipe and how to cook yummy sambar at home that everyone loves.

In this article, we will be covering:

  • What are the ingredients need to make sambar?
  • How to make sambar?
  • How much time does it take to make sambar?
  • What is the nutritional value of sambar?

So without increasing your hunger, let’s start with the ingredients of sambar.

What are the ingredients need to make sambar?

  • 1 cup yellow lentils (arhar or toover daal)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp sambar masala
  • 3 Tbsp thickish tamarind pulp or 1 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 7-8 leaves of curry leaves
  • 2-3 whole dry red peppers
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables, cut into approx.1
  • 1 big onion, cut into quarters
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped coriander leaves to garnish.

How to Make Sambar?

  •  Cook daal with salt, till absolutely tender, no grains remain.
  • Add sambar masala, sugar, and vegetables, including the onions, and cook till the vegetables are tender, and add tamarind. Heat oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds.
  • When they splutter, add the whole red peppers and the curry leaves. Turn around 2-3 times, then add the daal mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, and then simmer for about 5 minutes, Serve hot garnished with the coriander leaves.

How much time does it take to make sambar?

Preparation Time 10 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Total Time 40 min

What is the nutritional value of sambar?

Calories 238kcal
Fat 9g
Sodium 529mg
Sugar 2g
Calcium 37mg
Carbohydrates 18g
Saturated Fat 2g
Potassium 473mg
Vitamin A 2800IU
Iron
2.4mg
Protein 18g
Cholesterol 65mg
Fiber 8g
Vitamin C 29.2mg

It is best to eat when served hot. Try to serve it hot and enjoy it with your friends and family.

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