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instant sambar recipe for travel and hostel
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sambar premix recipe | instant sambar recipe for travel and hostel

easy sambar premix recipe | instant sambar recipe for travel and hostel
Course cooking tips
Cuisine south indian
Keyword sambar premix recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 1 box
Calories 1012kcal


for premix:

  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chana dal
  • 10 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves
  • lemon sized tamarind
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tbsp mustard
  • few curry leaves
  • 3 dried red chilli
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tsp jaggery
  • pinch hing

for sambar using premix:

  • 2 cup mix vegetables
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cup water


how to make sambar premix powder:

  • firstly, in a heavy-bottomed pan take 1 cup toor dal and dry roast on low flame. make sure to rinse the dal and dry them completley.
  • once the dal turns aromatic, keep aside.
  • in the pan heat 1 tsp oil. add ¼ cup coriander seeds, 2 tbsp cumin, 2 tsp chana dal.
  • roast until the spices turn aromatic.
  • further add 10 dried red chilli, a few curry leaves and lemon sized tamarind.
  • roast until the chills turn crisp.
  • transfer to the same plate and cool completely.
  • once the dal and spices are cooled completely, grind to the fine powder. keep aside.
  • to prepare the tempering, heat 2 tsp oil, add ½ tbsp mustard, few curry leaves and 3 dried red chilli. splutter the tempering.
  • add in prepared dal and spice powder, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp salt, 2 tsp jaggery and pinch hing.
  • saute for 2 minutes, or until the spices are well combined.
  • finally, sambar premix is ready and can be stored for 6 months.

how to make mix veg sambar using sambar premix:

  • to prepare the sambar, firstly take ¼ cup prepared premix and add 3 cup hot water.
  • mix and allow it to rest for 5 minutes.
  • in a large kadai take 2 cup mix vegetables. you can use vegetables of your choice.
  • add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp salt and 2 cup water.
  • cover and boil for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are cooked well.
  • further, add in prepared sambar premix mixture and mix well.
  • cover and continue to boil for 5 minutes or until the dal is cooked well.
  • finally, mix veg sambar is ready and can be served with rice, idli or dosa.


Calories: 1012kcal | Carbohydrates: 171g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8588mg | Potassium: 1340mg | Fiber: 52g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 19027IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 21mg