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Instant sambar recipe
Easy to make tiffin sambar without any cooked dal
Breakfast, Side Dish
Side dish for Idli dosa, South indian gravy
thin tamarind extract
Salt as needed
Few curry leaves
dhaniya | coriander seeds
pottukadalai | roasted gram dal
Soak a small lemon sized tamarind in water and take 1.5 cups of thin tamarind extract.
In a pan add 2 tsp of oil and add the coriander seeds and red chili.
Saute this for 2 minutes and then add the 5 shallots.
Saute everything till the onions change color. Cook in a medium flame.
Now add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
Switch off the flame and add the cumin seeds and the potttukadalai.
Cool this and grind into a fine paste by adding water.
Keep this aside.
In the pan add 3 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds, slit green chili and curry leaves.
Once the mustard seeds splutter, add the small onions.
Saute till translucent.
Now add in the tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes.
Add in the carrots, you can add capsicum or pumpkin too.
Mix well and add in the tamarind water.
Add turmeric powder and salt.
Let this boil for 7-9 minutes in a medium flame till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
Now add in the ground paste and mix well.
Add 1 cup of water to adjust the consistency.
Mix well and let this boil for 3 minutes.
Switch off and garnish with coriander leaves.
Instant tiffin sambar is ready.
Serve with Idli, Dosa, Pongal or Kuzhi paniyaram.
1. Do not add more pottukadalai than the quantity mentioned, it won’t taste good.
2. This Instant sambar pairs well with tiffin items only, and not with rice.