Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vegetable Sambar & Rice

It was a quick but nice meal so instead of just posting pictures I thought let me put down the recipe so when I share the pictures , people asked for recipe and I don't have to write it down, just post a link. So here is sambar with loads of vegetables and peas rice so you won't miss side vegetable dish.

Rice :

1 cup basmati rice
1/4 cup frozen peas
Salt as per taste
1 tsp. oil
1 tsp. jeera
Few whole black pepper corn


Heat a medium pan, add oil in it, add jeera and pepper corns , wait till pepper popps and jeera changed the color , add washed and soaked rice and peas , salt and mix it nicely, add enough water to cook , cover and let it cook. When the rice is puffed up and no water left, shut off the flame.

Vegetable Sambar :

1 cup tuvar dal
1 tsp. Fenugreek seeds / methi dana
1 onion
1 tomato, few drumsticks, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 1 small eggplant
1 tbsp. chili, ginger, garlic paste
3 tbsp. sambar powder
salt to taste
1 tsp. Mustard seeds / rai
2 dry red chili
1 tbsp. red chili powder
1 tbsp. turmeric powder
small pea sized ball of tamarind paste
few curry leaves
1 tsp. urad dal
pinch of hing
2 tbsp. oil


Pressure cook the tuvar dal with fenugreek seeds and all the vegetables in it.
Keep it aside.
Take a big pan, add oil in it.
Add mustard seeds, when its popped, add curry leaves, urad dal , dry red chili , hing.
Add onion , cook it for 2 minutes, add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until both is soft.
Add all powder masala, both paste and boiled dal.
Add enough water and let it boil.
You need to boil this on low to medium flame for 8-10 minute. The more its boil , the taste will be awesome.
When its done, sprinkle coriander leaves.

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  1. Looks very delicious dear.. Nice pics too

  2. This is my all time favourite!
    Looks so tasty.

  3. I love this meal... always comforting...

  4. I once made sambhar and rice. Hubby was waiting at the table thinking that idli, dosa or vada will come out of the kitchen.I love sambhar and rice.

  5. The ever classic dish and of course, with the rice. A fav in my house.

  6. This is my favourite.. I love it with fried papads

  7. Delicious nad heart meal that I would love to eat any day.


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