How to make indian sambar with howtx guide

Ingredients:Chana Dal – 1/2 a cup Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Onion – 1 small or 1/2 of 1 medium Carrot – 1/2 of one Pumpkin – 4 to 5 pieces Cucumber – 4 to 5 pieces Cluster beans – 4 Yam – 4 to 5 pieces Drumstick – 1 Tamarind – lemon sizeShallots -15 Garlic-1 clove Green chilli – 2 Tomato – 1 medium Ladies finger – 4 Curry leaves – 1string Sambar powder – 2 1/2 tbsp Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander powder -1 tsp Asafoetida powder – 2 pinch Fenugreek powder – 2 pinch Coconut oil-1 tbsp Salt, Water For seasoning :Mustard seeds -1/4tsp Fenugreek seeds – 2 pinch Dry red chilli – 3 to 4Curry leaves – 1string Sambar powder- 1/2tbsp


Wash and soak the tamarind in water Wash dal and pressure cook by adding enough water ,turmeric powder,asafoetida,salt and all the vegetables except ladies finger,tomato and shallots. Cook for 1 whistle in medium flame. Open the cooker by releasing the preasure manually. Do not wait for the presssure to settle down automatically Meanwhile heat 1 tsp of coconut oil and saute shallots and garlic till it become transparent. Reduce the flame and add turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder. When the raw smell goes,add 2 tbsp of sambar powder Keep the remaining 1/2tbsp aside Saute till the raw smell goes.Add fenugreek powder and asafoetida powder Add plenty of curry leaves Keep them aside Open the cooker after releasing the pressure and add tamarind water,roasted onion mix,tomato,ladies finger,green chilli and jaggery Add enough hot water,if required Allow to boil for about 10 minutes in medium flame . Check the salt and sourness .. It should reduce its quantity by 1/4th of the total quantity.Now heat coconut oil ,add dry red chillies,splutter mustard seeds ,fenugreek seeds,curry leaves one by one and finally the remaining 1/2tbsp of sambar powder. Turn off the gas and add the seasoning into the sambar.Mix well and close the cooker for few minutes. So the easy and tasty Sambar is ready to serve.