Sambar Recipe(#LC14036): A piquant lentil-based broth finding its roots in South India, this crowd-pleaser tastes best with a bowl of steamed rice or a plate of idlis
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Cook split pigeon peas(toor dal), salt, turmeric powder and 1 cup of water in the pressure cooker. When dal gets cooked mash the dal well.
Split pigeon pea
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Add 2 cups of water in a deep pan.
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Add drumstick (1-2 inch piece), cubed potatoes, diced red pumpkin, chopped tomatoes to the water along with salt. Cover and cook until all vegetables are cooked.
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In another pan, heat oil.
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Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, curry leaves, dry red chilli sliced shallots and green chillis to the oil in the pan and saute.
Dry Red Chili
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Then add sambar powder and mashed dal and continue stirring.
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After stirring add the cooked vegetables along with the water in which they were cooked and mix.
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Add tamarind pulp and mix well. Simmer until vegetable are cooked.
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Garnish with coriander leaves and best served with rice/idli/dosas.