Andhra Style Vegetable Sāmbhar

Though I already posted few Sāmbhar recipes, I want to post one more Sāmbhar recipe. This recipe is Andhra style. Andhra Sāmbhar is a very popular recipe. South Indian meal is incomplete without Sāmbhar! So go and try and enjoy!

 Tovar Dhal                1 cup
Water                       2 cups
Tamarind                   small lemon size    
Turmeric Powder         ½ tsp
Red chili powder          1 tbsp.
Sāmbhar powder          1 ½ tbsp..
Asafetida powder         ½ tsp.
Coconut oil/ghee          1 tsp.
Sugar                          1/4 tsp.
Salt                            to taste  

Brinjals                       2 no
Tomatoes                    2 no
Carrot                         ½ no.
Green Capsicum            1 no
Green Chilies                2 no (silted)
Curry leaves                 2 strings

For Tempering:

Oil                               1 TSP
Mustard seeds               1 Tsp.
Cumin seeds                ¼ tsp.
Red Chilies                   2 no
Curry leaves                  few.

  • Soak the tamarind in hot water and extract the juice and keep aside.
  • Wash and cut the vegetables in lengthwise and keep aside.
  • Fry the Tovar dhal in dry pan till brown color.
  • Soak the dhal in pressure cooker for 15 minutes by 2 cups of water.
  • Add sliced green chilies, chopped 1 tomato, turmeric powder, chili powder and 1 tsp of ghee and cook until 3 whistles.
  • After 3 whistles, open the cooker lid and mash the dhal and keep aside.
  • Cook the vegetables in 2 cups of water by adding salt and turmeric powder. Cook it simmer at 10 minutes.
  • When vegetables are half cooked, add the vegetables to the dhal mixture add 1 to 2 cups of water and add required salt and  1 tsp of chili powder into it.
  • Now add the extracted tamarind juice into it.
  • Add sambhar powder and a ¼ tsp of sugar into it and mix it well.
  • Cook it on simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a oil in a pan, crackle the mustard seed, after that add all seasonings fry it.
  • Add this fried tempering into the cooking sambar.
  • Now Sāmbhar is ready to serve.
  • Serve hot with steamy rice, idlis and dosas.
 See my  other Sambhar Recipes :
Udipi Sambhar
Express Tomato Sambhar
Millaghai Sambhar
Kerala Sambhar,
Hotel Idli Sambhar
Arachuvitta Sambhar

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