Sambar is one staple dish of south India .Say it is Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner we can have it. It is so common in most of the South Indian houses. Pain Sambar can be made even simpler by cooking all the veggies in one short in a Pressure cooker.
I call it Bachelor sambar due to the simplicity of the dish but taste wise it’s not less than a regular sambar. Grated Coconut is a main ingredient which is responsible for the taste so don’t skip it.
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Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Kulambu
Prep Time: 10 mins| Cook time :40 mins | Serves: 5 | Author :Sharmila
1) Soak the Toor dal in water for half an hour and pressure cook Toor Dal ,Onion and Tomatoes with water for about 4- 5 whistles or until the Toor dal is cooked. Wait until the pressure get released by itself. Now open the pressure cooker and mash the cooked toor dal and vegetables finely. Next add in the Sambar powder, Turmeric powder and Chilli powder and mix well. Now Take a kadai/Pan and add in oil or Ghee.
2) Once the oil becomes hot add in the ingredients in order from the “To Temper “list .Fry for a min until you get a nice aroma and then add in the Sambar mixture, Add in Salt and Tamarind water and wait until the Sambar boil, Once the Sambar boils well and the desired consistency is reached add in the freshly grated coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the flame. Serve hot with white rice.
- Always soak the toor dal in water for about 15- 30 mins. This will help the dal to cook faster.
- Cooking for more time removes the nutrients from the dal.
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