Instant Sambar
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3
  • ¼ cup toor dal, washed
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tomato, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chillies, slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • A small pc tamarind, soaked in ½ cup hot water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • A fat pinch hing
  • A sprig curry leaves
  1. Add ingredients till salt in a pressure cooker with a cup of water. Cook on one whistle and switch off. Allow the pressure to go by itself.
  2. Nicely smash the tamarind and discard the pulp. Open the pressure cooker, add the tamarind water and allow to boil for sometime.
  3. Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves. Add into the sambar.
I have added only carrots here, you can add any vegetable of your choice.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at