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Sambar Rice

Sambar Rice

Sambar Rice is a popular dish in Tamil Nadu. Both Sambar and rice are cooked together and is a popular cuisine eaten as a quick meal. There are multiple ways it can be made. This recipe may not be the traditional one made in Tamil Nadu, but it sure is a delicious sambar rice recipe.

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Sambar Rice Recipe

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  • Sambar powder
  • Toor dal – 6 tbsp
  • White rice – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Curry leaves
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Ghee or oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Turmeric – 2 pinches
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Drumstick – 1 small
  • Carrot – 1 sliced
  • Tomato – 1 medium chopped
  • Tamarind – 1 small
  • Salt

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  1. Wash rice and dal in running water properly. Pressure cook them together by adding 2 cups of water for 1-2 whistles on medium flame.
  2. In a pan, heat ghee. Add cumin, mustard, red chilli and curry leaves. When it starts to splutter, add asafoetida.
  3. Add all the chopped vegetables and saute for about 2 mins. Saute tomatoes along with turmeric for 3 mins.
  4. Cook the vegetables,  by adding some water, until they are soft.
  5. Soak some tamarind in hot water. Mash the soaked tamarind, remove the pulp, when vegetables are soft.
  6. Add the sambar powder, tamarind water, salt to the cooked vegetables. Cook them.
  7. Now add the mashed rice and dal to this mixture.
  8. Stir it well so that the rice dal is properly blended with the cooked vegetables.
  9. If needed, add more water for more consistency.
  10. Serve sambar rice hot with some papad and pickle.

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