Showing posts with label lentils. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lentils. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Sambar is a South Indian dish basically makes with Arhar/Tuar lentil with vegetables. But my friend made it with red lentil and split bengal gram and combination of two lentils give it a very good taste.
It is my friend's recipe, and I am very thankful to her.


  1. Red Lentil/masoor daal:  1/4 cup
  2. Split bengal gram/channa daal:  1/4 cup
  3. Cauliflower florets:  7-8
  4. Onion:  1/2 cup chopped
  5. Aubergine:  1/2cup chopped
  6. Tamatoes: 2 chopped
  7. Potatoes:  1/2 cup cubes (optional)
  8. Curry leaves:  7-8
  9. Cumin seeds:  1 teaspoon
  10. Mustard seeds:  1/4 teaspoon
  11. Corriander powder:  1/2 teaspoon
  12. Sambar Powder:  1 teaspoon
  13. Turmeric powder/haldi:  1/2 teaspoon
  14. Red chilli powder:  1 teaspoon
  15. Salt:  1 teaspoon
  16. Garlic cloves:  2-3 chopped
  17.  Whole red chillies: 3-4
  18. Tamarind paste: 1/4 teaspoon or take 5-6tamarind and soak in a 1/2 cup warm water.  Once the tamarind gets soft, squeeze the tamarind and remove the pulp.


  1. Boil the both lentils with turmeric powder, 2 cups of water and salt, let it cook on slow flame until completely tender or can use cooker.
  2. Take another pan or wok, add oil 4 tablespoon, mustard seeds, curry leaves, cumin seeds, whole red chillies after that add chopped garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes on medium flame.
  3. Then add chopped onions and fry.
  4. When onion slightly cooked, add potatoes, aubergine, cauliflower florets, and at the end tomatoes.
  5. Add Sambar powder, chilli powder, corriander powder, cook on low flame until all vegetables cook properly.
  6. Add cooked lentils/daal into vegetables and add water if required to give it a medium consistency.
  7. Add tamarind paste and let it cook on low flame for 5 minutes. Garnish with coriander and green chillies.
  8. Serve with boiled rice.

  • Other vegetables can also add in sambar e.g. okra, garden peas, carrot and beans.
  • If you like completely mashed lentil, can use electric blender or masher to mash the lentils after boiled.