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vegetable sambar recipe | quick mixed veg sambar recipe

easy vegetable sambar recipe | quick mixed veg sambar recipe
Course sambar
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


for pressure cooking:

  • ½ cup toor dal / arhar dal / split pigeon pea
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • 1 cup radish / mooli / mulangi chopped
  • 5-6 pieces drumstick
  • ½ cup carrot chopped

other ingredients:

  • 1 cup tamarind juice
  • 1 green chilli. slit lengthwise
  • ¾ to mato finely chopped
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • ¾ tsp jaggery
  • ½ onion cubed
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp sambar powder

for tempering:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil / cooking oil
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds / rai
  • pinch of hing / asafoetida
  • 2 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves


pressure cooking dal and vegetables recipe:

  • firstly in a pressure cooker take half cup washed toor dal.
  • furthermore add 2 cups of water. or water as required to cook dal.
  • also add turmeric powder.
  • then place a small bowl into a pressure cooker.
  • add veggies (radish, carrot, drumstick) or vegetables of your choice into the bowl. do not add any water.
  • then cover the cooker and pressure cook for 5 whistles on medium flame.
  • finally, once the pressure releases, take off the cooked vegetables and mash dal well.

mix veg sambar recipe:

  • firstly, in a large kadai squeeze 1 cup of tamarind juice.
  • furthemore, add chilli, tomatoes, curry leaves and turmeric powder.
  • also add jaggery .
  • then get the tamarind water to boil.
  • further add onions and salt.
  • mix well and boil for 5 minutes.
  • then add cooked vegetables and get to a boil again. do not over cook as vegetables are already cooked .
  • further add mashed dal and give a good mix.
  • get the sambar to boil. do not over boil after adding dal as it results to indigestion.
  • then add udupi style sambar powder and give a quick mix. else the sambar powder will form lumps.
  • further boil for a minute and switch off the stove.
  • prepare the tempering by heating oil in a small kadai.
  • further add mustard seeds, hing, red chilli and curry leaves.
  • once they splutter, pour immediately into the sambar.
  • finally, give a good mix to vegetable sambar and serve with hot steamed rice.