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Quick & Easy Sambhar

04 May

I would call it as instant sambhar as usual method takes longer time . When I have surprise guests, simply I go for this recipe and only 5 minutes of manual time required. Sambhar is a Lentils curry with vegetables, which goes very well with  South Indian dishes like Idli, dosa, Vada, Pongal and Rice.


  1. Onion – 1 no, finely chopped
  2. Tomato – 1 , finely chopped
  3. Zucchini – 1/4 cup ,cut in to pieces
  4. Capsicum – 1/4 cup ,cut in to pieces
  5. Toor Dhal – 1 Cup
  6. Tamarind – 1 small lemon sized ball
  7. Sambhar powder – 1Tsp
  8. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  9. Cumin – 1/2 tsp
  10. Salt for taste
  11. Water – 3 cups

For tempering

  1. Oil – 1 Tsp
  2. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  3. Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  4. Corriander and curry leaves for garnishing


1. Add all the above ingredients in a pressure pan or cooker and close the lid.  Once it starts buzzing, reduce to flame to low and let it cook for 15 minutes.

2. Now open the pressure cooker and smash the sambhar to get all the ingredients and dhal  mixed up. Add some more water if required for Sambhar consistency.

3.  Add oil to pan and add mustard seeds, after it crackles add asafoetida and curry leaves. Finish sambhar by adding this tempering .Sprinkle some corrainder leaves on top and serve it.