Go Back
4.5 from 2 votes

Instant Sambar

Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/4 cup toor dal washed
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 to mato roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • A small pc tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • A fat pinch hing
  • A sprig curry leaves


  • 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.
  • Nicely smash the tamarind and discard the pulp. Open the pressure cooker, add the tamarind water and allow to boil for sometime.
  • 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.