Thursday, April 02, 2020

Easy Cooker Sambar

half cup cooked toor/tuvar dal
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1 tomato chopped
1/2 cup shallots
few curry leaves
2 green chillis slit
a pinch of asafoetida
1/4 cup tamarind extract
1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste 

For the seasoning
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies
2 Tbsp sambar powder


  • All the above ingredients into a pressure cooker. 
  • Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook on a medium low flame for one whistle.
  • Allow the steam to settle on its own.
  • Heat a pan. Add 2 Tbsp of oil
  • Add mustard seeds and as they crackle and the whole red chillies and asafoetida.
  • Tip in 2 Tbsp of sambar powder and fry on a low heat for a few seconds.
  • Add this to the prepared sambar in the pressure cooker. Heat this again mixing everything well.
  • Allow the sambar to boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and serve.

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