Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hotel sambar recipe | Sambar recipe

hotel sambar

Sambar is the staple in the main coruse menu in all South Indian homes. I have already posted murungakkai sambar, arachuvitta sambar, kalyana sambar and many more in jeyashris kitchen. This sambar recipe is the same recipe in my sambar rice recipe. During my interaction with a marriage caterer for the recipe of vendakkai puli mandi, he told me few tips also and one among them is cooking the spices for the sambar in ghee. I have tried out few times after and it was a super duper hit at home. Varun, my little one who always eats idli | dosa with molagapodi loves this sambar a lot and he drank the remaining sambar in the bowl. Since this sambar is with toor dal, it goes well with rice and tiffin items too.  This exactly tasted like the hotel sambar. If you skip the onions it will taste more like kalyana sambar. Try it out at home and let me know how it turned out. I added mullangi | radish to the sambar.
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Hotel sambar recipe

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 35 Mins |Serves: 5-6

     Toor dal   1/3 cup
     Radish | Mullangi  2 small
     Shallots | small onion  10
     Ghee  1 tsp
     Tamarind   a small lemon size
     Green chili  1
     Coriander seeds 1 tblsp
     Channa dal   1 tblsp
     Methi seeds | venthayam  1 tsp
     Coconut   3 tblsp 
     Red chili   2
     Oil   1 tsp
     Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
     Jaggery   a small piece
     Salt  as needed
     Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
     Sambar  powder  2 tsp
     Curry leaves  few
     Tomato   1/2
     Asafoetida  a pinch 
     
     


hotel sambar
Method:
  • Soak tamarind in hot water and extract 1 and 1/2 cup of thin tamarind extract from that. 
  • Cook the toor dal and cut the radish into thin roundels. Peel the skin of the shallots and keep aside. 
  • In a pan add ghee and roast the channa dal, coriander seeds, methi seeds, red chili and green chili. 
  • When it is 3/4 the roasted, add in 4 shallots | chinna vengayam and saute for 2 minutes in a low flame. 
Mullangi sambar 1
  • Add the tomato and cook for few minutes and switch off the flame. Add coconut to this. Allow this to cool completely. 
hotel sambar 2
  • Grind this into a smooth paste and keep it aside. If needed add little water while grinding.
hotel sambar 3
  • In a pan add oil and add in the mustard seeds. Add in the remaining onions and saute for 5 minutes till the onions become translucent.
  • Add in the radish and saute for few minutes. 
hotel sambar 4
  • Add in the tamarind water, sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and asafoetida. 
hotel sambar 5
  • Let this boil for 7-8 minutes or till the veggies become soft.
hotel sambar 6
  • Add the cooked toor dal to this. Mix well.
  • Add in the ground paste and mix well. 
hotel sambar 7
  • Mix well and add the jaggery to this. Boil this well for 2 minutes and switch off the flame. Add in the curry leaves. 
hotel sambar 8
  • Sambar is ready . Serve this with rice or idli | dosa| pongal. 
Hotel sambar
Notes:
  1. Adding ghee is the key in this recipe. So do not skip that portion.
  2. Jaggery enhances the taste and also equalises the spiciness of the red chili, green chili and sambar powder.
  3. You can add chopped coriander leaves for garnishing too. 
  4. You can add veggies like pumpkin, drumstick,ladies finger, brinjal, capsicum and carrots too.
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13 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Jayashri. What kind of vessel are you using? It looks glassy.

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  2. Yumm it looks so inviting. Adding tomato also to the roasted ingredients is new to me sounds exciting will give a try for sure😍😍😍

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    1. Thanks for one more sambar receipe.. In our family all are sambar fans..

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  3. Roasting sambhar powder before adding tamarind extract enhances flavour& taste, this is a tip from my mom in law

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  4. Roasting sambhar powder before adding tamarind extract enhances flavour& taste, this is a tip from my mom in law

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  5. Grinding tomatoes adds to the sambar. Will certainly try! The vessel looks very nice. Can you suggest where to buy it?

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    1. thank you, I got it here in Singapore. Visions brand. You can look for it in amazon too.

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  6. Made this. Very very tasty.Thanks.

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  7. day before yesterday try this receipe without Onion. really super... we all enjoy it...

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  8. Hi Jeyashri, I made this sambar yesterday and it was very very good. Thanks for the recipe! You blog is my go-to blog for all recipes, thank you so much!

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  9. Hi Jeyashri, I made this sambar yesterday and it was very very good. Thanks for the recipe! You blog is my go-to blog for all recipes, thank you so much!

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  10. Amazing recipe! Tastes exactly like hotel sambhar. Goes very well with idli and dosai.

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    1. Update: Added coconut oil instead of ghee to veganize it, and it tasted amazing.

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