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Rice Sambar



Rice sambar is a popular South Indian dish made with cooked rice and sambar, a lentil-based vegetable stew. The dish is usually made with toor dal (split pigeon peas) and a variety of vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, onions, and tomatoes. The sambar is flavored with a variety of spices such as mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, and tamarind. Rice sambar is a popular dish in South India and is often served as part of a traditional meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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cooked rice

2 cups

toor dal

1 cup

onion, chopped


tomato, chopped


mustard seeds

1 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

urad dal

1 teaspoon

chana dal

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

green chillies, chopped



2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons

Salt to taste



Step 1:

Heat oil and ghee in a pan.

Step 2:

Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal and fry for a few seconds.

Step 3:

Add chopped onion and fry until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add chopped tomato and fry for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and fry for a few seconds.

Step 6:

Add toor dal and fry for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.

Step 8:

Add cooked rice and mix well.

Step 9:

Add salt to taste and mix well.

Step 10:

Cover and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 11:

Add chopped green chillies and mix well.

Step 12:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 18945 users have chowed down on Rice Sambar a whopping 35674 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chandigarh are the top 5 cities gobbling up Rice Sambar like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Rice Sambar, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in march.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Rice Sambar is the food of choice for 19-23 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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