sambar rice recipe | sambar sadam recipe | hotel style sambar rice

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sambar rice recipe | sambar sadam recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically, sambar rice recipe is prepared by mixing rice and sambar with choice of vegetables. it is an ideal lunch box recipe which has a similar characteristics to karnataka special bisi bele bath yet completely different meal altogether.
sambar rice recipesambar rice recipe | sambar sadam recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. basically, sambar rice is combination of rice and sambar which is cooked with vegetables. in other words, sambar rice is prepared by cooking together the lentils, vegetables, rice and sambar powder. due to its simplicity and amazing taste, it is very popularly served in many south indian restaurants. especially for breakfast, lunch and dinner with tomato onion raita.

i was always under impression that bisi bele bath and sambar rice are one and the same. however, my assumption was corrected by one of my tamil friend. i was really surprised to learn the simple process of sambar rice recipe. while, we add the bisibele bath masala powder in bisi bele bath recipe. however, we add just sambar powder or freshly prepared masala paste in sambar sadam recipe. moreover, you can separately cook the sambar and then mix it with rice. even this would result in an amazing sambar sadam recipe.

sambar sadam recipefurthermore, sambar sadam can be easily prepared in jiffy during busy mornings for lunch boxes. in addition, i find the biggest advantage of sambar rice is while packing the lunch boxes. basically, you do not need separate containers in lunch boxes for rice and sambar. probably, this may not be big savior for others. but i save a lot of time especially with cleaning, packing and organising. perhaps, even you may save time by preparing this yummy sambar rice recipe.

in conclusion, i want to highlight my other rice recipes collection before jumping to the recipe. specifically, puliyogare, pulihora, coconut milk pulao, coriander rice, ghee rice, mushroom pulao. also, check out my other exotic rice recipes like paneer biryani, veg dum biryani, jeera rice, tawa pulao and schezwan fried rice.

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sambar rice recipe | sambar sadam recipe | hotel style sambar rice
 
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easy sambar rice recipe | sambar sadam recipe | hotel style sambar rice
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Recipe type: breakfast
Cuisine: south indian
Serves: 2 Servings
Ingredients
for masala paste:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • ½ tsp chana dal
  • 5 whole dried kashmiri red chilli
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut, fresh / desiccated
  • water as required, to blend
for sambar rice:
  • 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 whole dried kashmiri red chilli
  • ½ onion, petals
  • ½ tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, thin strips
  • 5 beans, chopped
  • 1 drumstick, chopped
  • 1 cup water, or as required
  • ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup tamarind pulp
  • ½ tsp jaggery
  • 2 cup rice, cooked
  • ½ cup toor dal, cooked
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, heat a pan with some oil. and saute all ingredients listed for masala.
  2. add in required water, and blend to smooth paste. keep aside.
  3. further, in a kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee and add tempering ingredients.
  4. further add onion petals and saute for a minute.
  5. also add tomatoes and saute.
  6. now add chopped vegetables, water, turmeric and salt.
  7. cover and boil the vegetables for 5 minutes.
  8. furthermore, add cup tamarind pulp and jaggery. boil well.
  9. add in prepared masala paste, cooked toor dal and cooked rice.
  10. mix all the ingredients well and adjust consistency by adding water if required.
  11. simmer for 5 minutes or till the sambar rice thickens slightly.
  12. finally, serve sambar rice / sambar sadam topped with some fresh ghee and chips.


how to make sambar rice with step by step photo recipe :

masala preparation for sambar rice / sambar sadam:

  1. firstly, heat a pan with some oil.
    sambar rice recipe
  2. saute in 1 tsp coriander seeds, ½ tsp urad dal, ½ tsp chana dal, ¼ tsp methi and 5 dried kashmiri red chilli.
    sambar rice recipe
  3. further add in few curry leaves and 2 tbsp coconut. saute for a minute.
    sambar rice recipe
  4. cool the masala completely and transfer to the blender.
    sambar rice recipe
  5. add in required water, and blend to smooth paste. keep aside.
    sambar rice recipe

sambar rice or sambar sadam recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee. also add ½ tsp mustard seeds, ½ tsp jeera, pinch of hing, few curry leaves and 1 dried kashmiri red chilli.
    sambar rice recipe
  2. saute and allow to splutter.
    sambar rice recipe
  3. further add ½ onion petals and saute for a minute.
    sambar sadam recipe
  4. also add ½ tomatoes and saute till the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
    sambar sadam recipe
  5. now add 2 cups of chopped vegetables of your choice like carrot, beans and drumstick.
    sambar sadam recipe
  6. saute for a minute.
    sambar sadam recipe
  7. furthermore add 1 cup water, ½ tsp turmeric and salt to taste.
    sambar sadam recipe
  8. cover and boil the vegetables for 5 minutes or till they are cooked well.
    sambar sadam recipe
  9. now add ¼ cup tamarind pulp and ½ tsp jaggery.
    sambar sadam recipe
  10. again boil for 5 minutes or till the raw flavour from tamarind goes away.
    hotel style sambar rice
  11. add in prepared masala paste, ½ cup cooked toor dal and 2 cups cooked rice.
    hotel style sambar rice
  12. mix all the ingredients well and adjust consistency by adding water if required.
    hotel style sambar rice
  13. simmer for 5 minutes or till the sambar rice thickens slightly.
    hotel style sambar rice
  14. finally, serve sambar rice / sambar sadam topped with some fresh ghee and chips.
    sambar sadam recipe


notes:

  • firstly also add vegetables like potato, peas and cauliflower.
  • additionally, instead of freshly preparing masala paste, alternatively use sambar powder.
  • also, boil the vegetables well before adding tamarind juice. as vegetables will not cook once tamarind juice is added.
  • finally, sambar rice / sambar sadam thickens once cooled, add water to adjust consistency.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

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