Sambar Sadam / Sambar Rice

I dont know from when I had this craving for sambar sadham.......Guess it was when for the first time I tasted sambar sadham from Vasanta Bhavan and I so so liked it. Since then I've been trying many trial and error methods of sambar sadham this is one proof for it ;) And finally here I've succedded with this heartiful comfort sambar rice.

Sambar Sadham

  • Rice-1 cup
  • Thur dal-1/2 cup
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds-1 tsp
  • Fenugreek Seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves-a few
  • Hing-a pinch
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind-small lemon sized ball
  • Sambar Powder-1.5 tbsp
  • Ghee-2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves- to garnish
  • Water - 5.5 cups
  • Onions (Shallots) - 6 to 8 halved
  • Carrot - 1 chopped
  • Tomato - 1
  • Peas - 1/4 cup
  • Potato - 1 chopped

Sambar Sadham
  1. Rinse rice and dhal. Soak them for 15mins in water till its immersed fully. Then drain water and keep aside.Soak tamarind in 2 cups of warm water, keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add mustard seeds, let it splutter add curry leaves and fenugreek seeds. Fry for 2 mins.

  3. Add onion and tomato saute till tomatos raw smell leaves. Now add all the remaining veggies and saute well, Sprinkle salt,turmeric,sambar powder and hing. Fry for 5mins.Add rice and dhal now.

  4. Extract 2 cups of tamarind water and add it to the veggies. Now add 3.5 cups of water. Close the lid and pressure cook for 6-7 whistles(till rice and dal becomes mushy).

  5. Allow pressure to release, open and garnish with coriander leaves. Drizzle 1 tbsp ghee and mix well. Drizzle the remaining ghee just before serving.
Sambar Sadham
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Sambar Sadham

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