Sambar Rice

PREP TIME: 20 Mins


Ingredients – for sambar rice

Rice – 1 cup (Washed and soaked for 15 mins)

Shallots– 15

Tomato – 2

Toor Dal/Pigeon peas – 1 cup

Mixed vegetables – 2 cups (Drumstick, potato, eggplant, raw mango, carrot and beans)

Tamarind Juice – 1 cup

Sambar powder – 3 table spoons

Coriander powder – 1 table spoon

Cilantro – 5 sprigs

Salt – as per taste

Ingredients – to temper

Oil – 2 tea spoons

Ghee – 1 teaspoon

Mustard – 1 teaspoon

Urad dal – 1 tea spoon

Curry leaves – 3 sprigs

Hing/Asafoetida– 1 pinch

Dry red chilli – 2

Sambar Rice Veggies


STEP 1: Wash the rice and soak in water.

STEP 2: Pressure cook the dal for 8 – 10 whistles.

STEP 3: In a pressure cooker add in all the vegetables, Onion and tomato and cook for 2 whistles.

STEP 4: Once the pressure is released add the dal and the tamarind juice.

STEP 5: Once the mixture comes to boil add sambar powder, coriander powder and salt.

STEP 6: Now add the rice and mix well. Cover the cooker and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

STEP 7: Heat oil in a pan and add all the items given under “to temper” and pour it over the Rice and mix well.

STEP 8: Transfer rice to serving dish and garnish with some cilantro.

Sambar Rice

TIP: Sambar rice can be served with papad, potato chips or any pickle.


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