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Pressure Cooker Sambar using Masoor dal

Authentic sambar in one pot one shot. this pressure cooker sambar prepared with veggies & with the twist of masoor dal instead of toor dal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: rice accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 3
Author: Srividhya G

Ingredients

  • Masoor dal - 1 cup
  • Tomatoes chopped - 1
  • Half of medium onion chopped
  • Carrot chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Zucchini chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Drum stick - 5-6 pieces
  • Sweet Potato - 1
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp or 1 cup of juice extracted from small gooseberry sized tamarind
  • Cilantro chopped - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 strand
  • Jaggery - 1 tsp
  • Sambhar powder - 1 tbsp heaped
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1.5 tsp as per taste
  • Water - 2 cups
  • For tempering
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Hing - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Methi seeds - 2 tsps

Instructions

  • Wash the masoor dal and soak it in water till you chop the veggie. (about 10 to 15 mts)
  • Heat the pressure cooker or pressure pan and add oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, heeng and methi seeds.
  • As they start to splutter add onions.
  • Saute till there are translucent and now add all the veggies including tomatoes.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, jaggery and the tamarind juice.
  • Mix the sambhar powder in the 1/2 cup of water (so as to avoid lumps) and add it.
  • Add remaining water and masoor dal.
  • Pressure cook it for up to 4 whistles.
  • Let the pressure wean away and that’s it yummy sambar is ready.

Notes

If you feel its too thick, add water to required consistency and let it boil for a 5 minutes. If its too water, add 2 tsps of rice flour in 1/2 cup of water and add it and let it boil so that sambhar becomes thick.
Adjust the spices, salt and veggies according to your taste.