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Easy Sambar Recipe | South Indian sambar Recipe

What is sambar?

Sambar is a lentil-based dish loaded with vegetables, flavored with spices specially sambar masala, tempered with mustard seeds; curry leaves, red chilies, etc. It is a South Indian preparation and a must accompaniment with idli, dosa, vada, etc. This particular recipe brings to you a sambar that can be prepared when you are in a jiffy. I have not used any vegetables as I use this Sambar Recipe when the refrigerator is empty and the clock is clicking ;). I make Easy Sambar Recipe using this recipe and serve it with idli/dosa made using the ready-made batter easily available at the nearby store or steamed rice. I often make mini rava idlis for kids.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Easy Sambar Recipe

Amy (my 10 years old daughter) never liked sambar. Until one day when she had it at my friend’s place. I asked her “what all did you add to the sambar?” she gave a very cheesy reply “love” :D. Anyways when she shared the recipe I was shocked to see how simple and easy it was! The list of sambar ingredients was so short. And the method was so simple.

Dal: Arhar dal is the basic dal needed to make sambar. Generally, vegetables are added while making sambar. This recipe only calls for dal. However, you can always add in the vegetables of your choice.

Tamarind: I love to use tamarind pulp as the souring agent. You can use kokum, instead. Further, you can add in more or less than the mentioned quantity, depending upon your taste.

Spices: The sambar has been tempered with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, and dried red chilies. And it has been flavored with the indispensable sambar masala powder.


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I love a bowl warm of sambar, along with rice or idli, for my comfort meal. Have you ever tried rasam. It is so soothing. And if you like your curries loaded with veggies, you might like sindhi kadhi recipe.

How to serve Sambar?

Serve it hot with soft idlis for a weekday lunch.

How To Make Easy Sambar Recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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