Manjal Sambar | A Quick Tiffin Sambar with Chickpea Flour & Turmeric
Manjal /Turmeric Sambar - An instant sambar prepared with chickpea flour with a lot of turmeric and fennel seeds and it is a perfect side for all tiffins.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 1/3 cup Onion chopped or shallots 6 to 7
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 2 tbsp Carrot chopped
- 2 tbsp Zucchini chopped
- 1/2 tsp Sambar Podi
- 2 Green Chillies
- 2 tbsp Chickpea Flour
- 2 cups Water
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 1.25 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Cilantro chopped
Prep - Work
Chop the onion and green chilies into small pieces.
If using vegetables, then chop them as well. Tear the curry leaves into small pieces.
Sift the chickpea flour and set aside.
Heat the kadai or pan and add oil.
Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, fennel seeds, and hing.
When the mustard seeds start to splutter, then add the curry leaves, garlic, and chopped green chilies fry for 30 seconds.
Now add the chopped onion and cook until it turns translucent.
At this stage add the chopped carrots and zucchini and mix well.
Allow it to cook for one to two minutes.
Then add the turmeric powder, sambar powder, and salt.
Mix well and reduce the heat to low and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes.
Meanwhile, add 2 cups of water to the sifted chickpea flour and using a hand whisk or spoon, mix it thoroughly. Make sure there are no lumps.
Add the chickpea flour mix to the sambar.
Check for salt at this stage and if required then adjust according to your preference.
Let it simmer and bring it to one boil. The sambar will be thick at this stage. Check notes for consistency adjustments.
That's it. Quick yummy yellow sambar is ready. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with any tiffin.
- If you want a thick consistency, then allow it to simmer for couple more minutes. Or if you want a thinner consistency, add 1/2 more cup of water and bring it to just one boil.
- As always adjust the salt and spices according to your preference.
- You can skip the sambar powder and add red chili powder instead, or you can add more green chilies.
- Vegetables with high water content are preferable for this sambar.
Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.6mg