A flavorful and delicious South Indian Sambar recipe made with lentils and vegetables is an amazing accompaniment for soft and fluffy idlis, vadas and dosas.
Today’s recipe comes from the Southern land of India and is everyone’s favorite. Delicacies from South Indian cuisine are always relished in my household as they are extremely flavorful and light on the tummy. 🙂 Sambar Recipe
There are many varieties of sambar that are prepared using different vegetables and spices and each one of them has a unique taste and flavor. The one I relish the most is the mullangi sambar (radish sambar) and tiffin sambar. Below I have shared a simple version of vegetable sambar that I make a lot.
Now on to the recipe!
I have used homemade sambar powder to make sambar recipe but store bought powder will work just fine. Wash and chop all the veggies you want to add to the sambar.
I have used carrots, baingan (small brinjal/eggplants), tomatoes, lauki (bottle gourd), zucchini (tori) and onions. I like to saute my veggies before adding them to the cooked dal.
Boil dal and set it aside. When the veggies are ready, mix in the dal, sambar powder, tamarind paste and mix until well blended. Lemon juice can be substituted for tamarind.
Adjust seasonings and the final step would be to prepare the tempering or baghar. Pour hot tadka/tempering over the dal and serve hot with Instant rice idlis and coconut chutney.
Enjoy a healthy and delicious brunch with your family and friends!!
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