Sambar

Sambar

5 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
NAGARAM
Recipe by  NAGARAM

“Lightly spiced lentils in a tamarind and coconut sauce, tempered with Indian spices. Serve hot with rice. Try it with other vegetables too, such as potato, cauliflower or okra. The ingredients should be available at any Indian market or at specialty stores. The tamarind pulp may be substituted with reconstituted tamarind paste.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Place yellow split peas in a saucepan with 2 cups water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until soft, about 15 minutes. In another saucepan, mix together the tamarind pulp stir in 1/2 cup water to make a watery juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper and tomato to the tamarind juice, and continue to boil until the vegetables are soft, and the liquid has reduced to almost half.
  2. Meanwhile, grind the coriander seeds, yellow lentils, coconut and chilies to a paste using a mortar and pestle or food processor. Add this paste to the tamarind sauce, then stir in the yellow lentils until everything is well blended. Bring to a boil once again, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat, and add the mustard seed, cumin seed, and asafoetida powder. Once the mustard seeds start to sputter and the mixture is fragrant, remove from heat and stir into sambar. Serve hot.

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Reviews (5)

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fusionmealsrock
22

fusionmealsrock

I suggest adding 4 large tomatoes instead of 1 and halving the tamarind. If you don't mind the extra calories, a cup of coconut milk adds a delicious richness (don't use regular milk!). If using potatoes, prick them raw, dice into bite size pieces and cook them in the tamarind (or tomato) juice. Okra is GREAT in this recipe.

2INCREDULOUS
19

2INCREDULOUS

Better pre-soak the peas. They'll never get soft in just 15 minutes cooking (w/o pressure). Seasoning is a good combination.

sasmama
7

sasmama

1/2 cup tamarind is too much, must be a typo. Cut the tamarind at least in half depending on taste. other than that good.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 306 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 55.9 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 15.4 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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